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Nigerian Easter day military
raid leaves 15 dead

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 3/31/2013 11:26:09 AM

Soldiers raided a suspected hideout for Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria´s largest city of Kano on Sunday, sparking a clash that left 15 people dead, the military said. The military claimed that those killed included 14 Islamists and one soldier, while alleging the extremists were planning an Easter day attack in the city. Residents reported hearing gunfire and explosions early on Sunday as soldiers battled the Islamists. "In the raid, 14 terrorists were killed and their commander was arrested," Army Brigadier-General Ilyasu Abba told reporters. "We lost one soldier in the encounter and one other was badly

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Islamist terrorists customarily mount attacks on the 80million Nigerian Christians on major holidays, last year killing 41 on Easter, alone...good to see the Army taking fight to the jihadists in-country and in Mali...some comment on fighting terror, others like Nigeria and Israel come face to face with it daily...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 3/31/2013 5:24:56 PM     (No. 9252882)

Maybe I´m misreading but it appears to me AFP certainly wants to give the benefit of the doubt to the terrorists. Good for the Nigerian military. It looks like the Christians are mainly in two or three areas of Kano and easy targets.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 3/31/2013 7:05:41 PM     (No. 9252960)

Yeah, #1 - - I´m worried too. Today was the day my Nigerian investment partner was going to sneak into the vault and get that $4 million he´s owed.

Gosh - - I hope he got in and out OK.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: noddy, 3/31/2013 11:34:34 PM     (No. 9253122)

I don´t mean to be disrespectful #1, but that´s all you´re getting?

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