Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Things heating up in Nigeria?

It's not just political conflict that, from journalistic reports, is heating up in Nigeria.

Baga clashes: Nigeria army seizes heavy weapons
Nigeria's army has said it seized rocket-propelled grenades during last week's fighting in Baga - believed to have been one of the first times Boko Haram has used heavy weapons.

It says 37 people were killed, while others maintain at least 185 died.

The army says 30 members of the Boko Haram Islamist group, one soldier and six civilians died.

The Red Cross has backed local officials who say the figure is higher but they have not been into the town…

Baga is close to the border with both Chad and Niger and a multinational force from the three countries was attacked, its commander Brig Gen Austin Edokpaye said…

Local MP Isa Lawan told the BBC Hausa service that… there were "many versions of what happened. Everyone tells his own version. So no-one is sure which version to believe…"
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