MAIDUGURI (Nigeria): An attack by Boko Haram Islamists in a northeastern Nigerian town on the Cameroon border has killed hundreds of people, a local senator and witnesses said on Wednesday.
Senator Ahmed Zanna added that the town of Gamboru Ngala had been left unguarded because the soldiers based there to protect the population had been redeployed north towards Lake Chad in an effort to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14.
Gunmen riding in armoured vehicles and on motorcycles stormed the town on Monday and razed much of the area Residents said survivors fled when the attack began, with the insurgents firing on civilians as they tried to run to safety into Cameroon.
Casualty figures had remained unclear in the hours after the attack because the town had been overrun by extremist fighters and it was not possible to return to assess the loss of life, witnesses had previously told AFP.
“I have been in constant touch with Gamboru (Ngala),” Zanna said. “From information reaching me from the town, the death toll from the attack is around 300,”he added.(Meaning HE isnt present in the town and all information he gets is hearsay by phone )
Speaking by phone from Gamboru Ngala, resident Musa Abba told AFP that the town was “littered with more than 100 dead bodies,” adding that the search was continuing and the toll may rise. Another resident, Ibrahim Bukar put the death toll closer to 300. Gamboru Ngala falls in Borno state, Boko Haram’s home base and where the insurgents have killed thousands in a five-year uprising aimed at creating a strict Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
Thus the AFP has NO ONE on the ground and is basing almost all of its report on a Senator who got his information by phone and two unknown voices from the town
So who is this Senator Zanna He is someone who in 2012 had accepted that one of the top Boko Haram commanders of the area BAMA just happened to be his NEPHEW He also admmited to having given Boko Haram 1.5 million Nigeria Naira to buy Sallah Rams http://www.ynaija.com/i-gave-boko-haram-n1-5-million-to-buy-sallah-rams-senator-zanna/
Asked if he had any relationship with the suspected Boko Haram commander and the sect, Sen. Zanna admitted that the suspect was his nephew and once lived with him but that he had to send him away from his house about a year ago, when he discovered that the man was into drugs, beat his children and threatened even himself. –
AFP has based it entire report of a 300 person massacre 2 days after it allegedly happened on the word of a man whose nephew is a Local leader of Boko Haram who gave 1.5 million naire to BH to buy goats and who hasnt set foot in the town where the alleged massacre took place