Boko Haram takes over a predominantly a Christian town killing thousand causing many to flee.
The death toll from Boko Haram’s takeover of the predominantly Christian town of Gwoza is nearly 1,000. As a result of the extremist group’s attack the Nigerian military abandoned their weapons and fled Gwoza. The extremists burned government buildings, killed residents and took hostages.
Some residents managed to flee to the mountains near border with Cameroon and are without food or water; others made it 85 miles north to Maiduguri.