Hundreds killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria – report
Edited time: May 07, 2014 14:10
At least 300 people were killed in a northeastern Nigerian town on the Cameroon border in the latest attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, AFP reports, citing a local senator and witnesses.
The attack on Gamboru Ngala took place Monday night, but the official death toll was first reported Wednesday in the national newspaper The Daily Trust, which put it at 200 people and counting.
Area senator Ahmed Zanna now tells AFP that “the death toll from the attack is around 300” and“property has been razed.” Residents say over one hundred bodies have been collected so far and that this not the final toll yet.
“Since morning, our people have been conducting funerals for the dead and up to 8pm (last night) they are not done yet. There’s no family that is not affected in Gamboru,” federal lawmaker from the area, Abdulrahman Terab, told The Daily Trust.