Sharia enforcement by force — hence the attack on the drinking spot. The prison raid is designed to show that the government cannot rein in the jihadis. “120 inmates freed in Nigeria attacks, 25 die,” from the Associated Press, March 24 (thanks to Maxwell):
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) “” Officials say gunmen attacked a remote town in Nigeria’s northeast, killing 25 and freeing 120 inmates….
Police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim said 25 people were killed after the assailants also attacked a bank and a drinking spot.
The attacks come a week after men claiming to be members of the radical Boko Haram Islamist network said in an unverified video that they would not free a kidnapped French family unless Nigeria and Cameroon freed all the group’s members from their jails.