Boko Haram militants have killed 2,000 people with their corpses strewn around the northern Nigerian town of Baga and its surroundings, on Friday. The terrorists were said to sprayed bullets on fleeing residents during the dawn raid. This is contrary to a government account on Friday, in which the Cordinator of the National Information Centre, Omeri, said soldiers were gaining the upper hand in their retaliatory engagement with the sect’s militants. Aside driving their armoured carriers around the seeming conquered town unhindered, the sect’s militants were reported to have brought in motorcycles with which they chased escaping natives. Baba Abba Hassan, a local district head, told CNN so. Musa Bukar, chairman of Kukawa local government, where Baga is located, confirmed both the onslaughts on 16 villages and casualty figure to the news media. Human Rights Watch says “The attack on Baga and surrounding towns looks as if it could be Boko Haram’s deadliest act,” in its statement. It is believed that about 30,000 people have been displaced from their homes by insurgents.