Nigerian army kills 38 Boko Haram extremists
10 January 2014, 12:23
Maiduguri - The Nigerian army killed 38 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect, according to a report in The Punch newspaper on Thursday.
The online report cited an army spokesperson as the source. The group had planned an attack on the city of Damboa in the north of Borno state, the newspaper reported.
Two other members of the sect were injured in the attack, and a Nigerian soldier was killed. The remaining fleeing extremists were being followed on land and in the air, authorities said.
The name Boko Haram means "western education is a sin". The organisation wants to install a strict version of Sharia Law in northern Nigeria and has carried out dozens of bloody attacks in the past years, killing thousands.