187 dead, 77 wounded in northern Nigeria clashes: Red Cross

Map locating the remote northeastern town of Baga in Nigeria's Borno state.  By  (AFP/Graphics)

Map locating the remote northeastern town of Baga in Nigeria’s Borno state. By (AFP/Graphics)






LAGOS (AFP) – Fierce fighting between Nigerian troops and suspected Islamists has killed 187 people and injured 77 others, a Red Cross spokesman told AFP on Monday.

“So far, 187 dead have been buried, while 77 are under admission in hospitals. Over 300 houses were burnt down,” Red Cross spokesman Nwakpa O. Nwakpa told AFP of the massive gun battles that broke out Friday in the remote northeastern town of Baga.


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