Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nigeria: 185 Killed, 2000 Houses Razed in Borno Town, Baga, as Soldiers, Boko Haram Fight



At least 185 persons including women and children were reported to have been killed by either gunshots or fire after suspected Boko Haram gunmen engaged soldiers of the Joint Task Force in a deadly shootout that left the commercial border town of Baga in Borno State completely burnt down.

Local government officials, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES, said 185 persons died, at least 2000 houses, 64 motorcycles and 40 cars were burnt in the wake of the attack.

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, visited the town on Sunday and was told by residents that soldiers were responsible for the torching of houses that led to the death of many.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201304220230.html?aa_source=acrdn-f0