Nigeria's military vows increased offensive in wake of another deadly Boko Haram attack that kills 60 including women, children and security forces

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Sixty people including women, children and security personnel are said to have died as a result of the latest attack, a pre-dawn raid in Bama, Borno State, in the north.

As the attacks in Northern Nigeria have become more deadly by the group, the Nigerian military has scaled up its offensive against the group, despite misguided outcries from ill-informed, liberal so-called human rights groups based in Europe and the United States.

This latest attack, according to a Nigerian Army spokesman resulted in the murder of 25 police officers, 14 prison officers, 5 soldiers and 5 civilians. Our sources also assert that around 11 members of Boko Haram were killed by members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), who arrived on the scene as cover for the first responder forces.

Correspondents say although extremist attacks have increased in Northern Nigeria, the scale of bloodshed makes this particular raid stand out.

Tuesday's raid in the remote town went on for several hours, the military spokesman said as security forces returned lethal fire without reservations.
Bama's police station, military barracks and government buildings were burned to the ground by the Boko Haram operatives, according to reports and it is believed this has become their trademark, as they seek to shift the blame of excesses onto the security forces.
Reports also state that more sophisticated weapons were recovered from the Boko Haram operatives with an increasing link to the Al Qaeda lineage, with its roots in the Libyan insurgency that toppled late Libyan strongman, Muammar Ghaddafi.

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