Boko Haram Goes On The Offensive In Nigeria

Nigeria: 'Many Dead In Boko Haram Raid' In Borno State -- BBC

Fifty-five people have been killed in the north-east of Nigeria in co-ordinated attacks by the Boko Haram militant group, the Nigerian army says.

It said 105 prisoners were freed in the pre-dawn raid in Bama, Borno state.

Bama's police station, military barracks and government buildings were burned to the ground, said the military and witnesses.

Correspondents say extremist attacks are common in the region but the scale of bloodshed makes this raid stand out.

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More News ON Boko Haram's Attack In North-East Nigeria

Nigerian Militants Stage Prison Break, Killing 55 -- Wall Street Journal
Army: New Boko Haram Raid in Northern Nigeria Leaves 55 Dead -- Voice of America
Nigerian Islamists attack town, kill 55: army -- AFP
Nigerian Islamist raid in northeast town kills 55: military -- Reuters
Islamist raid on Nigeria police station leaves dozens dead -- Deutsche Welle
Authorities: At least 42 people killed in Islamic extremist attacks in northeast Nigeria. -- Washington Post/AP
55 dead after suspected Boko Haram raid in Nigeria -- The Independent

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