"The human carnage perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists in Baga was enormous," Muhammad Abba Gava, a spokesman for poorly armed civilians in a defence group that fights Boko Haram, told the Associated Press.
He said the civilian fighters gave up on trying to count all the bodies. "No one could attend to the corpses and even the seriously injured ones who may have died by now," Gava said.
An Amnesty International statement said there are reports the town was razed and as many as 2,000 people killed.
If true, "this marks a disturbing and bloody escalation of Boko Haram's ongoing onslaught," said Daniel Eyre, Nigeria researcher for Amnesty International.'
'This shocking footage shows the scene of devastation after a bomb strapped to a 10-year-old suicide girl was detonated in a marketplace.
The explosion, in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, killed at least 16 people and injured more than 20, security sources said...'