Nigeria captures top Boko Haram figure
[EDITION.CNN] Nigeria's military says it's questioning a leader of 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...
, the Islamic Death Eater group blamed for the killings of hundreds of civilians, after capturing him in the country's northeast early Sunday.
Nigerian troops captured Mohammed Zangina shortly after midnight in the city of Maiduguri, said Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, a military front man. Zangina is a member of the Shura Committee, the movement's governing body, and has coordinated "most of the most of the suicide kabooms and bombings" in several cities, including the capital Abuja, Musa said.
Nigeria launched a military crackdown on Boko Haram on New Year's Day. Human Rights Watch
... dedicated to bitching about human rights violations around the world...
says the group -- whose name means "Western education is sacrilege" -- has killed more than 2,800 people in an escalating campaign to impose strict Islamic law on largely Mohammedan northern Nigeria.
In the past, the group attacked other Mohammedans it felt were on an immoral path. But it has increasingly targeted Christians with numerous attacks on churches, as well as striking cop shoppes.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-18