Nigeria Tracking Down Islamist Fighters While the Block Cools Down a Bit

From Al Jazeera:

Nigerian troops and police are hunting for the remnants of Boko Haram, an Islamist group that went on a killing spree in the country's north.


At least 30 people were killed in fresh clashes between security forces and the group the northern state of Yobe on Wednesday, a police source said.

"Thirty have so far been killed in Hawan Malka," the AFP news agency quoted the source as saying, referring to an area outside Potiskum, Yobe's second largest city.

Wednesday's violence came after the army shelled a mosque and the home of Mohammed Yusuf, the group's alleged leader, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state.

"We are not sure whether he has been killed in the shelling or has managed to escape," a police officer said of Yusuf.


Boko Haram opposes western-style education and has said it wants to lead an armed insurrection and rid society of "immorality" and "infidelity".

About 140 people have been killed in three days of violence in Nigeria's Muslim-dominated north.


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The Nigerian army is NOT playing. Boko Haram is NOT playing. Trust us; the photo we attached to this post was the most "decent" of the bunch.

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