Bishop: northeastern Nigeria could fall to Boko Haram
January 27, 2015
The Islamist terrorist movement Boko Haram has captured Monguno, a city of 100,000 in northeastern Nigeria, and has launched attacks against Maiduguri, a city of 1.2 million.
“We find ourselves in a very dangerous and difficult moment,” Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri told the Fides news agency. “We risk seeing Boko Haram conquer the entire northeast before the end of the election [February 14], unless foreign troops intervene.”
- Nigerian military fights to recapture town from Boko Haram (Reuters)
- Strategic city falls in Nigeria's battle against Boko Haram (CNN)
- Nigerian bishop seeks international military action against Boko Haram (CWN, 1/21)
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