Nigeria Troops Fire Shots to Disperse anti-U.S. Protest
[An Nahar] Nigerian soldiers fired live rounds in the air outside a mosque in the flashpoint city of Jos on Friday to disperse a crowd planning protests over a U.S.-made anti-Islam film, a front man said.
The soldiers "had to fire some warning shots in the air, but there were no casualties," Captain Salihu Mustapha, military front man in Plateau state, told Agence La Belle France Presss, putting the crowd at several hundred. "The placards they were carrying were denouncing America."
The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria has warned that "hard boyz may attempt to target U.S citizens and other Westerners."
Previous violence by a radical Islamist sect known as Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
saw the embassy ban travel for its staff to the north for much of this year. The sect is blamed for killing more than 670 people this year alone, according to an News Agency that Dare Not be Named count.
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