Today In Nigerian History: 3rd January

Boko Haram

On this day in 2015, the deadly Boko Haram insurgents prosecuted a massacre in the North eastern village of Baga and its environs, in Borno State…

The attack began on 3 January when Boko Haram overran a military base that was the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force containing troops from Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. The militants then forced thousands of locals from the region and committed mass killings that culminated on the 7th.

Foreign media reported that over 2,000″ people were killed or “unaccounted for” but Nigerian media reported “at least a hundred” fatalities, while the Nigerian Ministry of Defence said that no more than 150 people in total had been killed, including militants.

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