A large number of dead bodies have been discovered in wells across Bama, Borno State, following the capture of the town from terrorist group Boko Haram.
The bodies found were believed to be corpses of the hostages who resisted the terrorists, a source told PRNigeria. Others were said to have been executed on the River Bama Bridge as the terrorists fled the town.
Civilians, who have been cooperating with troops also narrated tales of the brutality of the terrorists while they were in charge of the town as they executed their own version of religious jurisprudence.
An intelligence officer confirmed to PRNigeria that the cordon and search of the town was continuing while some persons in the town are also being questioned by troops. Military and security sources also confirmed that as troops advanced on Bama, the terrorists embarked on a killing and maiming spree.
Military medical teams and emergency workers have been attending to survivors and evacuating internally displaced persons as screening of the town continues.
Defence Spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade, however, refrained from commenting on specific atrocities by the terrorists. He said that specific details will only be given after the ongoing thorough search of the town and its environments is concluded