Boko haram strengthening control in Northeast Nigeria

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Kano: Boko haram militants are massing in the north east Nigerian town of Gwoza, killing people who are unable to flee the region.

The captured some elderly men and executed themin front of their wives.

According to eye witnesses, the militants brought out brand new guns from cartons, tested them and shot the men who were forced to lie face down.

The group’s leader Abubakar Shejau proclaimed Gwoza part of a caliphate and reclaiming the town that was captured last June would be a huge prize for Nigeria’s military. Nigeria, Cameroon,Chad and Niger have been waging war against the Boko Haram since last month recapturing several key towns and villages previously under Islamist control.