Nigeria's military says 150 killed in Boko Haram clashes in Baga




 
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January 12th, 2015  
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Topic: Nigeria's military says 150 killed in Boko Haram clashes in Baga


ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Monday that at least 150 people had been killed in clashes with Islamists in the northeastern town of Baga, giving a rare official death toll a few weeks before presidential elections in which security is a big issue. Defense spokesman Major-General Chris Olukolade was reacting to reports that some 2,000 had been killed by Boko Haram insurgents who took control of Baga and the surrounding area 10 days ago. The military is fighting to reclaim it. ...

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