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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:

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

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Juliet Oranagwa said...

Waiting

Classic Peter said...

YES, SISTER LINDA...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Ma...

E - Rella said...

Don't get it oo.

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The Good wife said...

Yeees?

Anonymous said...

Linda I can't see anything!

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Atobatele said...

Yes!!!

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

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

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

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

niyoola said...

Hello

Dr Odama. said...

You say?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Ma...

salifu ebiojo said...

•.

Ruth Iriri said...

Lool

Ruth Iriri said...

Yes??

ed DREAMZ said...

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

Ruth Iriri said...

Yes??

Jojo said...

Lol

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Rip to the dead

ed DREAMZ said...

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

Chizoba Ekene said...

my god

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.

mike mykels said...

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

BONARIO NNAGS said...

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

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

iphii said...

Hmmmmmm!!!#lindahearme

igwe Adaobi said...

I can't see anything o

dressingall blac said...

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

christie benjamin said...

Suspense........lol

Juliet Iwuno said...

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

Juliet Iwuno said...

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

Juliet Iwuno said...

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

Juliet Iwuno said...

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

JANE said...

APC DEVILS

Oluchi Lambert said...

This is sad, may their soul rest in Peace

Oshiomah Victor said...

Their end is here!

Oluchi Lambert said...

This is sad, may their soul rest in Peace

omo ibadan said...

They are animals



Vote no fight

Oluchi Lambert said...

Really sad, RIP.

Ngene Olivia said...

Huh?

Etinosa Hendrix said...

I feel d pain of those in d north

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.

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.

udezeobumneme@gmail.com said...

Hmm

Richard Afon Yinkå Ray said...

Hmmm

Anonymous said...

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

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.

Dora Michael said...

Thank u Lindy for not posting those aweful pix

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!

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So hrtbreaking.


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RareSpecie Z said...

FUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Avoid Buhari and save Nigeria

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.

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

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

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

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**

Ibrahim Lawal said...

oh my goodness

Prinzey Since Day 1 said...

Absolutely terrifying

obiageli uzoewulu said...

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

Golden Fortune said...

End of BH is near.

Maxwell Akalonu said...

hmmmm..am tired of this zombies

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.

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.

Nneji Kaycee said...

Where is da graphics na...

Kaycee said...

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

Jules Louis said...

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

ukwumaka theophilus said...

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





Busy Fingers.

KWEEN said...

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

Anonymous said...

Hmn na wa oh

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.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm. Sad One

Joseph said...

FG have to end all this madness

Nnenne George said...

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

Luvly4luv said...

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

RareSpecie Z said...

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

Subomi said...

God, your intervention please !

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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