Monday, November 7, 2011

Is Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram in it for the cash?

Christian Science Monitor
7 November 2011

Nigeria's militant group Boko Haram claims it wants to impose Islamic law on Nigeria, but there is speculation the group would accept amnesty and cash as Niger Delta militants did in 2009.

By David Francis, Correspondent 

As violence rampages across northern Nigeria and the capital city of Abuja faces renewed terror threats, questions are being raised about the true motivation of Boko Haram, the Muslim group responsible for the hostilities.

Since Friday, Boko Haram has killed more than 100 people, the group’s most audacious display of violence to date. Boko Haram is now threatening attacks in Abuja, and the US government has warned that hotels frequented by foreigners are being targeted. According to the Associated Press, the group has now killed 361 people this year.

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