Nigeria terrorist attacks

This item appears on page 20 of the November 2013 issue.

The northeast region of Nigeria continues to suffer attacks from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram. In three attacks during September, 43 students at an agricultural college were killed, 14 persons were killed when travelers on a main road were stopped, and, at a military outpost, 143 civilians, three police officers and two soldiers were killed. 

Boko Haram proclaims it targets schools, the military and Westerners in their effort to create an Islamic state in Nigeria and allow only Islamic schools.