Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’ reportedly kills 2,000 in village

Hundreds of bodies still litter the bushes of Baga, Nigeria — mostly women, children and elderly victims too slow to outrun Boko Haram fighters who stormed the town with explosives and assault rifles in recent weeks, in the Islamic extremists’ bloodiest massacre yet, Fox News reports.

Amnesty International called Boko Haram’s recent attacks in Baga — near the Nigeria-Chad border – possibly “the “deadliest massacre” in the history of the violent group. An Amnesty report suggests the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people have been killed.

Thousands have fled their homes around Baga, some crossing the border into Chad, said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for the human rights group.

via Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre’ reportedly kills 2,000 in Nigeria | Fox News.

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