“Nigeria’s army killed some 600 people after a recent attack by Boko Haram militants on a barracks, Amnesty International has said. Quoting eye-witnesses, it said that after the raid in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri, detainees who had escaped were rounded up and killed.
The army has not yet commented on the allegations but has denied previous reports of abuses. The conflict has killed some 1,500 people this year, according to Amnesty … Hundreds of militants were said to have taken part in the 14 March attack on the Giwa barracks in Maiduguri, which BBC Nigeria correspondent Will Ross described as a particularly brazen assault.
At the time, the Nigerian military said the attack was successfully repelled and many attackers were killed by the air force and ground troops….”