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

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  • ontario john

    Well, if you go by the reasoning of the media and university staff, those thousands of Christians would not have been killed if they hadn’t upset the religion of peace there. And why has there been no worldwide outrage by the media over the thousands of Christians that are murdered on a regular basis.

    • Frau Katze

      I usually do report on Nigeria but it is really hard to find photos. There are no international journos in the area AFAIK.

      I have only a few from even Libya. But a recent shot from northern Nigeria? Zero. I check the news photo sites every day too. Reuters reports from the area but never with pix.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Northern Nigeria is really why chemical weapons were invented.

  • Frau Katze

    They, sadly, are going from strength to strength. I’d like to know who is funding them. Likely a mix, with perhaps private rich people in the Gulf oil states.