Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Nigeria moves against Boko Haram group

The Nigerian Army is in the field against the Boko Haram Islamist militants who staged multiple attacks over the weekend.

More on this as confirmable reports come in, but for now here is the most recent report.
Soldiers are searching areas near the home of sect leader Mohammed Yusuf in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

On Tuesday the army shelled the compound, exchanging heavy gunfire with militants.
Massive movements of security forces are happening throughout the region as well.


Update 0700hrs ('blog time)

Nigerian Police reports are now stating over 300 killed in the fighting, since Sunday.

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