Extremists Destroy 1K Homes in Nigerian Attack

(Newser) – Hundreds of Islamic extremists posing as soldiers attacked a northeast Nigerian town for hours, killing 39 people and razing a mosque and more than 1,000 homes, survivors said. In the ruins of the burned-out mosque, bodies covered in cloth lay ready for burial today, including three small shrouds covering children who did not look more than 10 years old. “Why us? Why us?” one woman wailed, trying to understand why militants set on creating an Islamic state in Nigeria would attack

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