Abuja, April 28 (RHC)-- Bodies of hundreds of people have been discovered in the northeastern Nigerian town of Damasak, with the Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group singled out as the prime suspect in the apparent massacre.
The discovery of decomposing corpses littering the streets of the town came amid emerging reports of fresh attacks by the terrorists in the area as Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari condemned the Takfiri militants as a phony religious group, vowing to adopt a hard line against them when he takes over power next month.
Buhari, who takes office on May 29, was elected last month on a pledge of a tougher approach to Boko Haram than the current administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.
The latest discovery of so many bodies, including women and children, as well as the most recent attacks by the terror elements pointed to the brutality of the Takfiri group and its persisting threat to the region.
This is while a coalition of troops from Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria has announced major victories against the militants since February, flushing them out of areas they had previously captured.
The bleak discovery in Damasak "far outnumbered" that of nearly 100 bodies found in a mass grave under a bridge after the town was liberated in early March by Chadian forces.
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