Nigerian killed in childbirth during Boko Haram attack

(AGI) Lagos, Jan 15 - Boko Haram Islamist militants killed awoman in labour during the massacre in Baga, their bloodiestoffensive in more than six years of uprising in Nigeria'snorth-eastern Borno State, reported Amnesty International. Thehuman rights group said one witness to the assault, on theshores of Lake Chad on Jan. 3, told them the woman was shot byindiscriminate fire that also cut down small children. "Half ofthe baby boy (was) out and she died like this," she said.Amnesty said that hundreds of people may have been killed inthe attack, which is

(AGI) Lagos, Jan 15 - Boko Haram Islamist militants killed awoman in labour during the massacre in Baga, their bloodiestoffensive in more than six years of uprising in Nigeria'snorth-eastern Borno State, reported Amnesty International. Thehuman rights group said one witness to the assault, on theshores of Lake Chad on Jan. 3, told them the woman was shot byindiscriminate fire that also cut down small children. "Half ofthe baby boy (was) out and she died like this," she said.Amnesty said that hundreds of people may have been killed inthe attack, which is thought to have targeted civilianvigilantes helping the military. "They killed so many people. Isaw maybe around 100 killed at that time in Baga. I ran to thebush. As we were running, they were shooting and killing," aman in his fifties was quoted as saying. Another woman added:"I don't know how many but there were bodies everywhere welooked." One man who escaped from Baga after hiding for threedays said he was "stepping on bodies" for five kilometres as hefled through the bush. Amnesty on Thursday also publishedsatellite images of Baga and Doron Baga, 2.5 kilometres away,showing the scale of the attack. The shots of the two townswere taken the day before the Islamists moved in and four dayslater, after they had razed homes and entire villages. . .