Thursday, July 30, 2009

Boko Haram leader captured... and killed.

It took only a few hours after the Nigerian government security forces captured Mohammed Yusuf, the Islamist preacher at the center of the Boko Haram attacks this week that have swept several towns in Nigeria's northeast...
A Reuters reporter saw Yusuf at a military barracks in the northern city of Maiduguri after his capture. Yusuf had no visible injuries and was standing up. He was later transferred to the city's police headquarters where he died.

"He has been killed. You can come and see his body at the state police command headquarters," Isa Azare, spokesman for the police command in Maiduguri, said.
source -- Reuters AlertNet

Note that there is no explanation, nor regret, cited in the report.


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