Boko Haram mass grave found - over 100 headless bodies, slit throats

About 100 bodies were reportedly spread around under a bridge, some headless and some with slit throats.

More than 100 bodies have been found in a mass grave in Borno state after a town, Damasak was reclaimed from Boko Haram terrorists.

The bodies - many with their throats slit and heads cut off - were found underneath a bridge in the town of Damasak, after it was retaken earlier this month by troops from Chad and Niger.

It is believed the victims may have been killed more than two months ago, due to the fact the bodies were severely decomposed.

Colonel Azem Bermandoa Agouna said several of the victims had been decapitated, while others had been shot.

He said: '"There are about 100 bodies spread around under the bridge just outside the town. There are heads here and bodies there, the mass grave has become like a termite mound."

He claimed the massacre probably occurred about two months ago.

The Islamist uprising, which initially began as a campaign against Western education, has claimed more than 13,000 lives since 2009.

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