Deadly Boko Haram terror attack may have killed thousands

Terror experts and U.S. officials say a Boko Haram assault Wednesday on a small city on the northern border of Nigeria may have killed as many as 2,000 civilians.

Many survivors fled into the nearby waters of Lake Chad, where some drowned and where others remain marooned on small islands, menaced by hippos, said a local government official.

In an interview with the BBC, district leader Musa Alhaji Bukar also estimated that 2,000 residents of Baga and 16 nearby towns had been killed by the Islamist terror group, and that Baga was now “virtually nonexistent,” which would make the massacre among the most deadly terror attacks in history.

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