Clearly Boko Haram, the Congregation of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, can act with impunity in Nigeria. Despite the government’s numerous vows to eradicate the group, it has not been able to do anything to stop it.
“Boko Haram seizes military base in Nigeria: witnesses,” AFP, January 4, 2015 (thanks to C. Cantoni):
KANO (NIGERIA) (AFP) – Suspected Boko Haram militants have seized a military base outside the Nigerian town of Baga near Lake Chad after engaging troops in a fierce battle that lasted several hours, witnesses said on Sunday.
“They (the militants) overwhelmed the troops and forced them to abandon the base which the gunmen took over,” local resident Usman Danssubdu told AFP after fleeing to neighbouring Chad following Saturday’s raid….