Nigerian Boko Haram terrorist´s a regional threat, says Chad´s President, calling for creation of regional military force.
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Chad’s leader has called for the urgent creation of a regional force to tackle Nigerian Boko Haram militants. He says Boko Haram is spreading over the Nigerian borders, becoming an international problem.
The Islamist group operates in northern Nigeria, but Chad´s President Idriss Deby said it was posing a threat to its neighbours around Lake Chad.
“Our basin is exposed to insecurity because of the permanent threat posed by Boko Haram,” Deby said.
Nigeria has problems to contain attacks by the radical islamic militants who want to impose Islamic law in the country.
On Monday, a suicide attack on a police station in Taraba state, which borders Cameroon, killed at least 11 people. No-one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Boko Haram militants have carried out many similar attacks.
NIGERIAN FORCES COUNTER ATTACKED IN KANO.
Nigerian forces raided the hideout of suspected Islamist militants in Kano on Tuesday, killing one alleged terrorist in a gun battle that shook the main northern city of Kano.
The raid in Kano followed a series of attacks believed to have been carried out by Islamist sect Boko Haram in the past days which killed 30 people and dampened hopes that Nigerian Forces tighter security in the north achieved to reduce their capability.
Commissioner of Police in Kano State Ibrahim Idris told Radio Nigeria the raid seized several AK-47 assault riffles, 467 rounds of ammunition and 45 cans filled with explosives.
The shadowy sect Boko Haram says it is fighting to reinstate an ancient Islamic caliphate in Africa’s most populous nation, whose 160 million people are split roughly evenly between Muslims and Christians along north-south lines (Muslim in the North, Christians in the South).
Since the radical Islamist organization Boko Haram launched their uprising in Nigeria in 2009, hundreds have died in bomb and gun attacks across the north and in the capital Abuja, targeting authorities, security forces and more recently the north’s Christian minority.
Last week suicide car bombers targeted the offices of newspaper This Day in Abuja and in Kaduna , killing at least four people and demonstrating the sect’s continued ability to carry out coordinated strikes.