Thursday, 08 May 2014 - 7:06
Boko Haram attack kills hundreds as Nigeria offers reward for girls
A Boko Haram massacre has killed hundreds in Nigeria's northeast, as police offered $300,000 for information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by the Islamists.
The latest insurgent attack targeted the town of Gamboru Ngala on the border with Cameroon, where gunmen this week razed scores of buildings and fired on civilians as they tried to flee.
Area Senator put the death toll at 300, citing information provided by locals, in an account supported by numerous residents.