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Nigeria military: At least 14 suspected Islamic extremists, 3 soldiers...
Posted On 05/19/2013 19:56:03 by lagosadmin
Nigeria's military says its offensive against insurgents in the country's restive northeast has killed at least 14 suspected Islamic extremists and three soldiers. Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, a military spokesman, said in a statement that one soldier also was missing as "forces have been engaging a large number of heavily armed terrorists" for the last two days. He did not say exactly where the fighting occurred but that about 20 people were arrested.[Finish Article ]... Read More

Accusations against Nigeria soldiers in village attack recalls other...
Posted On 04/24/2013 09:56:03 by lagosadmin
In this image shot with a mobile phone, a young girl stands amid the burned ruins of Baga, Nigeria, on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Fighting between Nigeria's military and Islamic extremists killed at least 185 people in a fishing community in the nation's far northeast, officials said Sunday, an attack that saw insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and soldiers spray machine-gun fire into neighborhoods filled with civilians.(AP Photo/Haruna Umar)The Associated Press

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Nigerian military: Soldiers raid home, 14 killed - The Idaho Statesman
Posted On 03/31/2013 10:56:08 by lagosadmin
Capt. Ikedichi Iweha told journalists Sunday that soldiers attacked the home in the northern city of Kano after a car fled a military checkpoint. Iweha said soldiers found weapons and a car loaded with explosives inside the home, which was later demolished.Iweha said soldiers killed 14 suspected extremists, while offering no details about soldiers being injured in the assault. The Associated Press could not immediately independently verify how many people died in the attack. Nigeria's military o... Read More

British military: Warplanes spotted in Nigeria moved soldiers for Mali,...
Posted On 03/10/2013 04:56:04 by lagosadmin
The United Kingdom's military says its warplanes recently spotted in Nigeria's capital city were there to move soldiers to aid the French intervention in Mali — not to rescue kidnapped foreign hostages. The Ministry of Defense said Sunday that the planes had ferried Nigerian troops and equipment to Bamako, Mali. An Islamic extremist group in Nigeria called Ansaru partially blamed the presence of those planes as an excuse for claiming Saturday that it killed seven foreign host... Read More

Nigerian soldiers kill 13 Islamist militants as violence intensifies -...
Posted On 01/02/2013 02:56:04 by lagosadmin
Boko Haram, which is loosely based on the Afghan Taliban, killed hundreds last year in a campaign to impose Shariah, or Islamic law, in Nigeria, a country of more than 160 million split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims.On Dec. 28, five people, including a police officer, were killed by gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members, police said. At least 32 people have now died in the northeast in the last week in violence presumed to be linked to Islamist militancy, the biggest thr... Read More

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