17 killed in northern Nigeria violence: Official

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 23:47

Bama: A military official says at least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Islamic extremists and security forces in northeastern Nigeria.

The fighting happened in Bama, a town in northeastern Borno state where insurgents have been fighting the government since 2010.
Lt Col A G Laka said today that the fighting killed at least seven police officers and 10 insurgents. Journalists accompanying a government convoy to the area today did not see any of the corpses and the military routinely downplays casualty figures from fighting.
A journalist saw burned homes and businesses burned down, something Laka blamed on insurgents using civilians as cover. The military made a similar claim about violence in Baga, a city where local officials say at least 185 were recently killed.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 23:47
TAGS:

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 122 122 76
SHS 63 63 19
INC 42 42 -40
NCP 41 41 -21
MNS 1 1 -12
OTH 19 19 -22
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results
Party Won Trends Swing
BJP 47 47 43
INLD 19 19 -12
INC 15 15 -25
HJCBL 2 2 -4
OTH 7 7 -2
Party wise Trends/Tally | Key Candidates | Vote Share
Constituency Wise Results