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Saturday, 21 March 2015

Retreating Boko Haram leaves mass of throat-slit corpses in Borno town

According to a report by Reuters, soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the town of Damasak in Borno from Boko Haram militants discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge.

In what appeared to be an execution site for the Islamist group, the bodies were strewn beneath the concrete bridge on one of the main roads leading out of the town. At least one was decapitated. The bodies were partially mummified by the dry desert air, while grass has began to grow around the corpses, suggesting that the killings had taken place some time ago.


Damasak was seized by the Islamist group in November but recaptured by troops from Niger and Chad on Saturday as part of a multinational effort to wipe out the militants.

Chadian soldiers, who said the bodies were discovered on Thursday, spoke of at least 100 corpses in the area around the dry river bed. A Reuters witness was able to count at least 70.

A strong smell of decomposition in many parts of town suggested there could be more bodies concealed there, the Reuters witness said.

A trail of blackened blood was visible along the side of the bridge facing the bodies, suggesting they had been thrown off the side after being killed. Among the dead was the imam of the town.

All but around 50 of the town's residents had fled by the time Damasak was recaptured. Those who remained were mostly too old or too sick to leave.

78 Comments:

  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:06 , Blogger @lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

    ?

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:07 , Blogger Juliet Oranagwa said...

    Waiting

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Blogger Classic Peter said...

    YES, SISTER LINDA...

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Blogger NaijaDeltaBabe said...

    Ma...

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Blogger E - Rella said...

    Don't get it oo.

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  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Blogger The Good wife said...

    Yeees?

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda I can't see anything!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:08 , Blogger VECTURN MEDIA said...

    Yes?


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  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Blogger Atobatele said...

    Yes!!!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Blogger AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

    Lmfaoo wetin??? Libers are all ears...lol

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Blogger AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

    Lmfaoo wetin??? Libers are all ears...lol

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Anonymous niyoola said...

    Hello

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Blogger Dr Odama. said...

    You say?

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:09 , Blogger NaijaDeltaBabe said...

    Ma...

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:10 , Blogger salifu ebiojo said...

    •.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:11 , Blogger Ruth Iriri said...

    Lool

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:11 , Blogger Ruth Iriri said...

    Yes??

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:12 , Blogger ed DREAMZ said...

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    .
    Am using NOKIA E5 so I cant see anything other than ""Dear LIB readers""
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:12 , Blogger Ruth Iriri said...

    Yes??

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:50 , Blogger Jojo said...

    Lol

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:52 , Blogger @lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

    Rip to the dead

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:52 , Blogger ed DREAMZ said...

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    .
    Their end is definately near no doubt....
    .
    .
    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:54 , Blogger Chizoba Ekene said...

    my god

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:55 , Blogger angela akadakpo said...

    I don't understand ds post was tnking I will see bodies wit slit throat were are dy. Na wa o madam.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:55 , Blogger mike mykels said...

    Lol @ 1st all we saw was dear lib readers now we got the news

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:55 , Blogger BONARIO NNAGS said...

    I'm so worried about the Chibok girls, hope they are safe.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:57 , Blogger iphii said...

    Hmmmmmm!!!#lindahearme

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 11:58 , Blogger igwe Adaobi said...

    I can't see anything o

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger dressingall blac said...

    My God.... This people have no regard for life...God please destroy all of them

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger christie benjamin said...

    Suspense........lol

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    It is well, God pass them. We shall soon hear the last about them. Linda take note!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    It is well, God pass them. We shall soon hear the last about them. Linda take note!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    It is well, God pass them. We shall soon hear the last about them. Linda take note!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    It is well, God pass them. We shall soon hear the last about them. Linda take note!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:00 , Anonymous JANE said...

    APC DEVILS

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:05 , Blogger Oluchi Lambert said...

    This is sad, may their soul rest in Peace

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:05 , Blogger Oshiomah Victor said...

    Their end is here!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:05 , Blogger Oluchi Lambert said...

    This is sad, may their soul rest in Peace

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:06 , Blogger omo ibadan said...

    They are animals



    Vote no fight

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:09 , Blogger Oluchi Lambert said...

    Really sad, RIP.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:09 , Blogger Ngene Olivia said...

    Huh?

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:11 , Blogger Etinosa Hendrix said...

    I feel d pain of those in d north

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:11 , Blogger gwomson GWOMSON said...

    A former spokesman for four United States Ambassadors to the United Nations, Richard Grenell, has said that if former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, emerges as the next president of Nigeria in next Saturday’s elections, it would be a disaster for the entire African continent.

    Grenell, who made the declaration in a piece titled: Nigeria on the brink, and which was published in the Washington Times, a US based publication, of Thursday, March 19, 2015, described Buhari as working tirelessly to enthrone Sharia law across the country, which he said would further pose a major challenge to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and the continent at large.

    He said, “Western foreign policy observers pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS in the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria. Opposition candidate General Buhari wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria. In fact, he wants it everywhere.

    “Is this an indication that Buhari supports violence because the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria and Africa is an Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that should be asked by leaders of the Obama administration.

    “Boko Haram has pledged its allegiance and support to ISIS. The Northern Nigerian based Islamic terrorist group wants Sharia law throughout the country and beyond. They are also actively terrorising Chad, Niger and Cameroon with their goal of an Islamic state.

    “Buhari has also spoken sympathetically about members of the terrorist group Boko Haram, has cautioned against a rush to judgement on its members and has personally been selected by the terrorist group to lead its negotiations with the Government of Nigeria.

    “Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s head of state would be a disaster for Africa. It would also signal trouble for the West’s fight against ISIS and terrorism throughout the Middle East.”

    According to Grenell, incumbent president and Buhari’s main rival at next Saturday’s election, Goodluck Jonathan has made commendable inroads in strangling Boko Haram to submission in recent weeks and so deserves the support of the Barack Obama led United States administration and the rest of the world.

    “The Nigerian economy has been growing faster than South Africa’s. Imagine what Nigeria could do for Africa if it was also free of Boko Haram’s violence. The Obama Administration should be doing more to ensure Africa’s most populous country doesn’t slip away,” he said.

    Speaking further, Grenell said that with the election in Israel over, the West must quickly turn its attention to Nigeria where the outcome of next Saturday’s presidential elections could have a profound impact on the future of Africa.

    “Islamic radicals have Africa on their target list and young Nigerians are reported to be interested in ISIS’ messages. Nigeria is at a tipping point. The West, and specifically the Obama Administration, needs to wake up to the growing problem,” he said.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:11 , Blogger gwomson GWOMSON said...

    A former spokesman for four United States Ambassadors to the United Nations, Richard Grenell, has said that if former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, emerges as the next president of Nigeria in next Saturday’s elections, it would be a disaster for the entire African continent.

    Grenell, who made the declaration in a piece titled: Nigeria on the brink, and which was published in the Washington Times, a US based publication, of Thursday, March 19, 2015, described Buhari as working tirelessly to enthrone Sharia law across the country, which he said would further pose a major challenge to the fight against terrorism in Nigeria and the continent at large.

    He said, “Western foreign policy observers pre-occupied with the rise of ISIS in the Middle East should wake up to the reality unfolding in Nigeria. Opposition candidate General Buhari wants Sharia law throughout Nigeria. In fact, he wants it everywhere.

    “Is this an indication that Buhari supports violence because the end goal of the terrorist attacks throughout Nigeria and Africa is an Islamic state? It is a legitimate question that should be asked by leaders of the Obama administration.

    “Boko Haram has pledged its allegiance and support to ISIS. The Northern Nigerian based Islamic terrorist group wants Sharia law throughout the country and beyond. They are also actively terrorising Chad, Niger and Cameroon with their goal of an Islamic state.

    “Buhari has also spoken sympathetically about members of the terrorist group Boko Haram, has cautioned against a rush to judgement on its members and has personally been selected by the terrorist group to lead its negotiations with the Government of Nigeria.

    “Buhari’s election as Nigeria’s head of state would be a disaster for Africa. It would also signal trouble for the West’s fight against ISIS and terrorism throughout the Middle East.”

    According to Grenell, incumbent president and Buhari’s main rival at next Saturday’s election, Goodluck Jonathan has made commendable inroads in strangling Boko Haram to submission in recent weeks and so deserves the support of the Barack Obama led United States administration and the rest of the world.

    “The Nigerian economy has been growing faster than South Africa’s. Imagine what Nigeria could do for Africa if it was also free of Boko Haram’s violence. The Obama Administration should be doing more to ensure Africa’s most populous country doesn’t slip away,” he said.

    Speaking further, Grenell said that with the election in Israel over, the West must quickly turn its attention to Nigeria where the outcome of next Saturday’s presidential elections could have a profound impact on the future of Africa.

    “Islamic radicals have Africa on their target list and young Nigerians are reported to be interested in ISIS’ messages. Nigeria is at a tipping point. The West, and specifically the Obama Administration, needs to wake up to the growing problem,” he said.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:15 , Blogger udezeobumneme@gmail.com said...

    Hmm

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:42 , Blogger Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

    Hmmm

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:43 , Blogger DatSoft WarriBoi said...

    lol so no body see the story?......

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    According to a report by Reuters, soldiers from Niger and Chad who liberated the town of Damasak in Borno from Boko Haram militants discovered the bodies of at least 70 people, many with their throats slit, scattered under a bridge.

    In what appeared to be an execution site for the Islamist group, the bodies were strewn beneath the concrete bridge on one of the main roads leading out of the town. At least one was decapitated. The bodies were partially mummified by the dry desert air, while grass has began to grow around the corpses, suggesting that the killings had taken place some time ago.


    Damasak was seized by the Islamist group in November but recaptured by troops from Niger and Chad on Saturday as part of a multinational effort to wipe out the militants.

    Chadian soldiers, who said the bodies were discovered on Thursday, spoke of at least 100 corpses in the area around the dry river bed. A Reuters witness was able to count at least 70.

    A strong smell of decomposition in many parts of town suggested there could be more bodies concealed there, the Reuters witness said.

    A trail of blackened blood was visible along the side of the bridge facing the bodies, suggesting they had been thrown off the side after being killed. Among the dead was the imam of the town.

    All but around 50 of the town's residents had fled by the time Damasak was recaptured. Those who remained were mostly too old or too sick to leave.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:47 , Blogger Dora Michael said...

    Thank u Lindy for not posting those aweful pix

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 12:50 , Blogger ary said...

    And they say this is what their god wants? Really people? Really?!! Killing the old, sick? That is what your god wants? Picking on the defenseless, really? SMH to y'all. God forbid!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:20 , Blogger Linda Fashion Blog said...

    So hrtbreaking.


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  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:21 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Avoid Buhari and save Nigeria

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:56 , Blogger ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

    OMG! God save us frm d wickedness of BH everyday attacks and killings of our brothers/sisters. By d grace of God d days of BH r numbered IJN.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And som god dammed hopless idiots wil shout gej is workin. If any1 do, may this kind of havoc fal on to his roof alooone. D fuckin president on 2 ocations said he underestimated ds pple

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 13:57 , Blogger ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

    Hello, where hav u b? Quite a while. Welcome back.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 14:43 , Blogger wilheminna moses said...

    Pplzzzzzoooo! Ka njukwaa, what has dis post gat to do with ur comments....some said "yes" some "ma" some "waiting" hmmmm! Odika unu ayiba go ara! **bbm confused face**

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 14:47 , Blogger Ibrahim Lawal said...

    oh my goodness

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 14:59 , Anonymous Prinzey Since Day 1 said...

    Absolutely terrifying

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 15:18 , Blogger obiageli uzoewulu said...

    May the souls of those departed rest in perfect peace.....

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 15:29 , Blogger Golden Fortune said...

    End of BH is near.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 15:36 , Blogger Maxwell Akalonu said...

    hmmmm..am tired of this zombies

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 15:56 , Blogger AGB said...

    Screw the western media mehn. As much as I keep saying Jonathan's government is a failure and a big disgrace to Nigeria, I hate when western media tries to portray our nation in bad light intentionally. So, only soldiers from Chad & Niger republic liberated Damasak? On Nigeria territory? Without any 1 Nigerian soldier ? How the heck does that make sense? These people are just bent on tarnishing the image of Nigeria's military by all means.

    Vote Buhari/Osinbajo 2015.

    God Bless Nigeria. Amen.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 15:58 , Blogger AGB said...

    Screw the western media mehn. As much as I keep saying Jonathan's government is a failure and a big disgrace to Nigeria, I hate when western media tries to portray our nation in bad light intentionally. So, only soldiers from Chad & Niger republic liberated Damasak? On Nigeria territory? Without any 1 Nigerian soldier ? How the heck does that make sense? These people are just bent on tarnishing the image of Nigeria's military by all means.

    Vote Buhari/Osinbajo 2015.

    God Bless Nigeria. Amen.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:13 , Blogger Nneji Kaycee said...

    Where is da graphics na...

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:14 , Anonymous Kaycee said...

    Thank God. Damasak is a land flowing with Milk n Honey during my NYSC. BH has turned it to rubbles.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:15 , Blogger Jules Louis said...

    Oh my goodness. I can imagine d gory sight. Lord have mercy

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:18 , Blogger ukwumaka theophilus said...

    BH, will never know peace, even if they repent.





    Busy Fingers.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:28 , Blogger KWEEN said...

    Looks like the wrong comments were uploaded for this post...

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmn na wa oh

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Buh really what's all the 'yes?' About, where's our humanity, I expected the article to create a scene in our heads. People's throats were slit for goodness sake, these people possibly had relatives and dependants. if U didn't feel any chills, it wasn't compulsory to comment. Not to mention the IMAM of the community was among the deceased.

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 16:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmmmm. Sad One

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 17:20 , Anonymous Joseph said...

    FG have to end all this madness

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 17:43 , Blogger Nnenne George said...

    Is it only in Borno? Make them touch Eastern state Na let's deal with them squarely..

     
  • At 21 March 2015 at 19:47 , Blogger Luvly4luv said...

    As long as God liveth, d wicked shall never go unpunished!

     
  • At 22 March 2015 at 01:27 , Blogger RareSpecie Z said...

    MUMU. Go research on ur own and stop quoting a retarded spokesman who was obviously paid to link Buhari with Terrorism.

     
  • At 22 March 2015 at 02:38 , Blogger Subomi said...

    God, your intervention please !

     
  • At 22 March 2015 at 14:04 , Blogger pam eucharia said...

    And what makes u think they aren't there already?Never in ur dreams should u wish 4 such

     

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