Boko Haram Kills 97 People Praying in Mosques

A government official and a self-defense fighter say Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in northeastern Nigeria.
They say the attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came as people were praying ahead of breaking their fast during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. It's believed 97 people, mainly men, were killed.
A senior government official from the area said the Islamic extremists targeted several mosques in the town. Boko Haram often defiles mosques where it believes clerics espouse too moderate a form of Islam.