Nigeria: 28 members of Boko Haram arrested

It’s about time the authorities in Nigeria began to get it together:

REUTERS – Nigerian security forces said they arrested 28 suspected members of Islamist sect Boko Haram over the weekend, in a series of dawn raids on their hideouts.

“Our plan is to choke the (militants), to suffocate them and we are getting the desired results,” said a spokesman for joint military and police forces in Kano, Lieutenant Ikedichi Iweha.

Boko Haram has become the main security threat to Africa’s leading energy producer.

Human Rights Watch says at least 2,800 people have died in fighting in the largely Muslim north since the sect launched an uprising against the government in 2009 in a bid to impose sharia law on Nigeria.

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I guess we can expect retaliation by Boko Haram in the next couple of weeks. Hopefully the security forces will be ready for it.

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