Sunday, April 6, 2014

Nigeria's Military Is Assisting Boko Haram

Army, Boko Haram Working Together in Parts of Nigeria? -- Voice of America

WASHINGTON — A Nigerian soldier says he has witnessed incidents that suggest some Nigerian military commanders are working with Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009.

In an exclusive interview with VOA's Hausa service, he described how his military unit, based in the northeastern Borno State region, was ambushed by Boko Haram fighters.

The soldier, who did not want to be identified, said the commander of a nearby military unit, based in the town of Bama, recently sought assistance from his unit in carrying out a raid.

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My Comment: This is not the first time that I have read reports like this one. Nigeria has a reputation of having a deeply rooted culture of corruption .... I guess this includes even the Nigerian military. Throw in the impact that religion and tribal differences may play in this conflict .... one can then predict that the defeat of Boko Haram will probably take years to accomplish (if at all).

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