In Baga, a reported 2,000 dead from a deadly combination of attacks by the Boko Haram are exaggerated according to Nigeria’s military. However, without any response from Nigeria’s president and little attention from the public, Boko Haram covertly exerts its efforts to conquer all Nigerian territories quickly.
However, many Baga residents had fled from the town following the attack. However, the 2,000 dead couldn’t be confirmed. Nigerian Officials accused Cameroon and Chad for their inefficiency to help deal with the situation. Local officials had estimated the casualty count of 2,000 as an estimate.
However, the military said that it was only part of their “smear campaign.”
“From all available evidences, the number of people who lost their lives during that attack has so far not exceeded about 150 in the interim. This figure includes many of the terrorists who were bearing arms,” army spokesman Chris Olukolade said, adding that there were ongoing ground and air offensives to retake the town.
The massacre also didn’t receive any comment from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. The public had also given lacklustre response. According to analysts and journalists, Nigeria has become a nation “used to violence and deaths,” giving way for the Boko Haram to succeed in its efforts to create a part of Africa into a Sharia state.