Nigeria: Hundreds Killed in Attack by Militants

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Islamic militants who have triggered international outrage over the kidnapping of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls opened fire on a busy marketplace, killing hundreds of people in a new spasm of violence in the country’s northeast.

As many as 300 people were killed in the assault late Monday on the town of Gamboru Ngala on Nigeria’s border with Cameroon. The extremists opened fire on a marketplace bustling with shoppers taking advantage of the cooler nighttime temperatures in the semi-desert region, then rampaged through the town for 12 hours, setting houses ablaze and shooting those who tried to escape. CCTV’s Jim Spellman reports.

Hundreds Killed in an Attack by Militants in Nigeria

Hundreds Killed in an Attack by Militants in Nigeria

Islamic militants who have triggered international outrage over the kidnapping of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls opened fire on a busy marketplace, killing hundreds of people in a new spasm of violence in the country's northeast. CCTV's Jim Spellman reports.

CCTV’s Mike Walter interviews Thomas Dempsey, Chair for Security Studies at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, on the abduction of girls and ongoing violence in Nigeria.

Worsening Security Situation in Nigeria?

Worsening Security Situation in Nigeria?

CCTV's Mike Walter interviews Thomas Dempsey, Chair for Security Studies at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, on the abduction of girls and violence in Nigeria.