Boko Haram continued their savage campaign of village raids in northern Nigeria, decapitating at least 23 people over the weekend. According to some reports, members of the radical Islamic group used chainsaws in the attack. Late Friday evening, when most people in the Buratai village were sleeping, Boko Haram militants stormed the area, burning homes and murdering people who were trying to escape. At least 32 people were also injured in the attack.

Recently, Boko Haram and ISIS formed an alliance, with the Boko Haram leader pledging his allegiance to the fellow radical Islamic group based in Syria and Iraq. Late last week, Human Rights Watch issued a report, saying that Boko Haram had killed at least 1,000 people in 2015 alone, as their campaign of abductions, village raids, mass murders and suicide bombings spreads to nearby countries. On Friday—a day before presidential elections in the country—the Nigerian military announced that it had captured Boko Haram’s headquarters in the town of Gwoza …