Thursday, 18 August 2011

Islamist Threat With Qaeda Link Grows in Nigeria

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/world/africa/18nigeria.html
Just two years ago, the Islamist group stalking police officers in this bustling city seemed on the verge of extinction. In a heavy-handed assault, Nigerian soldiers shelled its headquarters and killed its leader, leaving a grisly tableau of charred ruins, hundreds dead and outmatched members of the group, known as Boko Haram, struggling to fight back, sometimes with little more than bows and arrows.
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