Tamil Diplomat

Bodies found in Nigerian town

At least 70 bodies have been found dumped outside the town of Damasak in north-eastern Nigeria, after it was recaptured from Boko Haram militants. The victims appear to have been killed some time ago, as the bodies were partially mummified by the desert air.

 Troops from Niger and Chad seized Damasak on Saturday, ending months of control by the Islamist militants. Earlier, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan predicted Boko Haram would lose all territory within a month.