Boko Haram May Have Killed 2000 Out Of Fear Of Islamophobic #CharlieHebdo Backlash

“According to official Musa Alhaji Bukar, speaking to the BBC, the assault on Baga may have left up to 2,000 people dead.

Having fled to the Borno state capital Maiduguri, Mohamed Bukar told Reuters that he had escaped with his family by car after seeing militants killing people: “I saw bodies in the street. Children and women, some were crying for help.”

Amhed Khalifa, a senator for Borno state where Baga is situated, told NBC News that “10-to-20” other communities in the country’s northeast had been razed over the past five days of violence and confirmed that more than 2,000 remain unaccounted for.

h/t TROP