Heavy crackdown by Nigeria military on Muslim sect behind deadly attacks may provoke backlash

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria faces a shapeless, shifting threat from a radical Muslim sect that has killed more than 100 people in recent days. While the country boasts one of Africa’s strongest armies, a military crackdown could drive more supporters into the extremists’ ranks. The U.S. is now warning that the Boko Haram militants may strike next at luxury hotels in the capital of Abuja. Although ...
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Added November 07, 2011
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