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90 bodies found in Nigeria after attacks: Official

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IANS

Lagos, Feb 21 : A day after deadly attack by Boko Haram, a total of 90 corpses have been recovered and buried in Nigeria northeast town of Bama, a senior official said Thursday.

Chairman of Bama Local government Baba Shehu Gulumba, who escaped the insurgents attack, said about 90 people were killed, when the attackers invaded the town of Bama, headquarters of Bama local government Area around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

Also the chairman of Youth Volunteers in Bama Akura Satomi said his men evacuated 96 corpses from various scenes of the attack, adding that the corpses were released to the family for burial.

The traditional ruler of Bama town, Kyari Ibn Ibrahim said 34 people were buried shortly after the attack, but said many families may have buried their dead without reporting to authority.

The Shehu's palace was attacked but he escaped unhurt while part of the palace and over 15 vehicles were brunt.

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