90 Miles From Tyranny : BOKO HARAM DESTROYS TOWN, KILLS THOUSANDS

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOKO HARAM DESTROYS TOWN, KILLS THOUSANDS

We all know how despicable Boko Haram can be, whether it is kidnapping school girls for sex slaves or just good old indiscriminate killing. But lately, the group of Islamic terrorists have been keeping their guns over-heated. It is not known exactly how many villages and towns they have overran in the last few months, but some sources estimate the number at well over 16.

Recently, the town of Baqa, in north eastern Nigeria became the latest victim to fall to Boko Haram. The assault on the small fishing town was merciless. Reports state that there were thousands of persons killed and wounded including military and civilian. The town was attack by the terrorist group mounted in trucks with heavy machineguns while mortars pounded businesses and homes.

The destruction is reported to have been almost total. Exactly how deadly the attack was is uncertain because of the confusion in the area and a shortage of reliable witnesses. Some reports say that over 2,000 lives were lost while other reports list the numbers as in the hundreds. But both reports provide a vivid picture of what happened.

The town of Baqa is now virtually non-existent. What was not blown up, was burnt to the ground. A local official said that “fleeing residents” had told him “corpses littered the streets of the town” and that they had been unable to bury the dead because...


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