Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nigeria: Inside Boko Haram Bama Massacre

Bodies of prison officers killed by Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram are seen in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. May 7, 2013. Suspected members of Boko Haram armed with machineguns laid siege on the northeastern town of Bama on Tuesday, freeing over 100 prison inmates and leaving 55 people dead, the military said. Image: Stringer/Reuters



Soldiers enter into the gate of Bama Prison, Maiduguri, Borno State, May 7, 2013.




Military vehicles approach the entrance of the Shehu's Palace of Bama, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. May 7, 2013. Suspected members of Boko Haram armed with machineguns laid siege on the northeastern town of Bama on Tuesday, freeing over 100 prison inmates and leaving 55 people dead, the military said.



Injured policemen are seen outside Shehu's Palace of Bama, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. May 7, 2013. 




Nigerian relatives of the slain policemen react next to ambulances carrying the bodies to a mortuary in Lafia, Nigeria, 09 May 2013. At least 28 policemen were killed in central Nigeria by an ethnic militia, an official said late 08 May. The clash occurred on 07 May 2013 in Lakwio, near Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, said Alhaji Sani Mairiga, the state governor's spokesman. Members of the tribal group Ombatse, meaning 'the time has come' in the Eggon language, reportedly ambushed the police as they approached the village, Police Commissioner Abayomi Akinrimale was quoted as saying by local media. Image: EPA



A policeman inspects the site of the Bama Massacre to clollect evidence May 7, 2013 in Maiduguri, Borno State. Image: Stringer/Reuters
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