2,000 Missing After Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

More than 2,000 people were missing after the radical Islamist group Boko Haram burned down more than 10 towns and villages in Nigeria, a local lawmaker told NBC News. Ahmed Zanna, a senator for Borno state where the attack happened, said the militants torched the town of Baga as well as "10-to-20" other communities in the country's rural northeast over the past five days. "The whole area is covered in bodies," he told NBC News via telephone. Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official in the area, told BBC that 2,000 people had been killed in the raids.

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