NIGERIA LAUNCHES ATTACK ON BOKO
ABUJA — Nigeria’s army killed more than 300 members of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram and recaptured 11 towns and villages in the country’s north- east, the defence ministry said yesterday.
Two soldiers were killed and 10 others were injured during a two- day land and air operation, spokesperson Chris Olukolade said.
Also yesterday, Boko Haram threatened to launch attacks to disrupt Nigeria’s presidential election in late March, saying democracy was un- Islamic. “Allah says that the authority is only to him, only his rule is the one which applies in this land,” group leader Abubakar Shekau said in a video posted on Twitter.