Nigeria declares emergency in areas hit by Islamists




 
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Nigeria declares emergency in areas hit by Islamists
 
May 14th, 2013  
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Nigeria declares emergency in areas hit by Islamists
By Joe Brock and Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states on Tuesday, ordering in more troops to try to stem an increasingly violent Islamist insurgency. Islamist sect Boko Haram has intensified its attacks on security forces and government targets in its northeast stronghold this month, prompting Jonathan to declare an emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. "We are facing ... ...




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