(CNN)—Hundreds of Islamist militants have seized a multinational military base in northeastern Nigeria, according to a government official.
"Boko Haram overwhelmed the Multinational Joint Task Force and dislodged them from their base outside Baga after hours-long fighting," said Maina Ma'aji Lawan, a Nigerian senator from the state of Borno, where Baga is located.
"They came in huge numbers heavily armed and subdued the multinational troops consisting (of) soldiers from Nigeria, Niger and Chad," Lawan said. (Continue Reading.)
Monday, January 12, 2015
Boko Haram Seizes Multinational Military Base in Nigeria
Boko Haram is stil gaining ground. But as long as we keep telling ourselves that it has nothing to do with Islam, we can keep pretending it's not a serious problem.