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Nigeria to Renew Crackdown on Islamist Terrorists Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 07:29 PM

Nigeria is struggling to fight an Islamist insurgency. Muslim terrorists, Boko Haram, have been torching Christian Churches and slaying Christians.

The BBC News reports that, "Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has sacked his military high command, his spokesman Reuben Abati has said. No reason was given but the dismissals come amid growing concern about the military's failure to end the Islamist-led insurgency in northern Nigeria."

President Jonathan has imposed martial law in three northern states.

According to the BBC, "Mr Abati said Air Marshal Alex Badeh replaces Admiral Ola Ibrahim as the new chief of defence staff, the most senior post in the military. Boko Haram has been waging a four-year insurgency in Nigeria."

Last Tueasday, Boko Haram carried out a car bomb attack in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, in which 17 people were killed.

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