Monday, November 7, 2011

Video - Nigeria's fight against Boko Haram

A Nigerian armed Islamist group has carried out a series of attacks in the Yobe state capital of Damaturu, leaving more than 100 people dead.

The blasts occurred just before Eid al-Adha, or the feast of sacrifice, celebrated by Muslims around the world.

Boko Haram has been active since 2002, with its fighters killing hundreds of people.

Most Nigerian Muslims are opposed to the group's tactics, but with a high level of unemployment, the group seems to have little trouble finding new recruits.

Many people blame the government for its failed strategy in fighting Boko Haram.


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