Seven Killed as Nigerian Soldiers Clash with Islamists
[An Nahar] Nigerian soldiers have killed five gunnies believed to belong to the Islamist group 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...
while losing a soldier and a policeman during a gunbattle in the country's volatile northeast, the military said on Thursday.
Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, the military front man in Maiduguri, the hotbed of the Boko Haram's insurgency, said the gunnies had attacked the troops at Marte on Wednesday.
Marte is 100 kilometers from Maiduguri and is on the border with Cameroon.
"In the process, one soldier, one police personnel and five gunnies bit the dust during an exchange of fire," Musa said in a statement.
He said that arms and ammunition, including two AK 47 rifles, one locally made double barrel gun and three magazines loaded with 35 rounds of assorted ammunition, were recovered.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-04