In the latest evidence that the Nigerian government is losing its battle against the Islamic militant group Boko Haram, at least 50 bodies have been recovered in the Nigerian town Gamboru, victims of an attack carried out by Boko Haram.
Surviving residents of the town say the death toll is more than 300, while government officials say the number is likely closer to 100.
Residents of the town say they were bombarded by an assault that last 12 hours, and lobbed criticism against security forces for failing to protect them.
Most of the bodies found were burned so badly that they're beyond recognition.
It's the latest in a series of violent acts carried out by Boko Haram.
Last month, they abducted more than 200 girls and young women from a boarding school in the northeast of the nation.
That sparked accusations that the government of Nigeria isn't doing enough to stop the extremists, which are blamed for killing more than 15-hundred people so far this year, as part of their drive to impose Islamic law on the country.
A peaceful protest continues in parts of the country.
"We want our girls back now, now. We are not interested in any story. Even one girl is enough to mother any parent any father to stand up and be counted this is a time for people of"
Experts say if the hundreds of Nigerian kidnapped girls are not rescued soon, they could face a life of agony as slaves or child brides sold in markets across the globe.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News.
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