Bodies 'litter' Nigeria town after Boko Haram capture

Bama key to battle for control of Borno state

(ANSA) - Rome, September 4 - Bodies remain littered on the streets of a northern Nigerian town two days after it was seized by militant Islamists, a lawmaker told the BBC Thursday.
    Boko Haram fighters were patrolling the streets of Bama, preventing people from burying the dead, Ahmed Zanna said. On Wednesday the state government denied the town had fallen. Officials said about 26,000 people had been displaced by fighting in Bama, a key town in the battle for control of Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state.
   

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