Boko Haram Killed only 150 at Baga, says Nigerian govt


baga nigeria mapThe Nigerian government on Monday put the death toll from last week’s massacre at Baga by Boko Haram at 150, less than 10% of the number of deaths originally reported in the horrific attack.

The West African country’s defense ministry said this figure included “many of the terrorists” from the militant group, the BBC says.

However, the Nigerian authorities have regularly been accused in the past of lessening the threat of Boko Haram by giving out low estimates of casualties.

The government figure greatly conflicts with initial reports of Friday’s attack on the town of Baga near the Nigeria-Chad border, with Amnesty International, and several news outlets, reporting that around 2,000 people were slaughtered by the militant group.

“The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous,” Muhammad Abu Gava, a spokesman for a civilian anti-terror defense group, told the Associated Press, adding that his fighters gave up trying to count the bodies.




2 responses to “Boko Haram Killed only 150 at Baga, says Nigerian govt”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Only? ONLY ?? HOLY CRAP. Small numbers are supposed to make people happy??????

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Dear Zabada. I am not scrolling through that mess to do replies there.
    I admire that you would not do something you feel, rightly, is not moral or nice or ‘justified’ by any societal ‘norms’. We can be without mock or insult of any kind, when we choose. I am sure that much of what is a real insult to anyone can be avoided. Also, when we choose.
    And it’s true. People die from throwing insults at each other.
    You avoid it. Good. No-one is telling you to be one who insults … or mocks … even when a ‘kha kha kha’ slips out. 😉

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