Islamist Militants Continue Shadow War in Nigeria

Although the Nigerian military claims to have made significant gains…

Although the Nigerian military claims to have made significant gains in the battle, ongoing fighting in the country’s northeast is evident in the destruction seen on the streets of Maiduguri, a relatively large urban center. This shadow war has largely remained off the radar, due to inaccurate intelligence on engagements.

“The operation is still on and the information is being collated,” Brig. Gen. Chris Olukolade, the military’s top spokesman, said Thursday when pressed by journalists for any specifics on civilian or military casualties. “In many locations, we are still mopping up and until we finish mopping up, it is wrong to give you any inaccurate figure.”

Read more at WashingtonPost.com.

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