5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report

5,247 killed in Boko Haram militancy in Nigeria’s Adamawa since 2013: Report:

At least 5,247 Muslims have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency across the northeastern Adamawa state of Nigeria over the past four years, a group says.

The Adamawa State chapter of Muslim Council, which comprises several Islamic organizations, said in a report on Sunday that more than 5,100 Muslims were also injured across seven local government areas of the state since 2013.

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US Troops Headed to Front Lines in Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram

US Troops Headed to Front Lines in Nigeria’s War With Boko Haram:

The Pentagon is prepared to approve a new plan to redeploy ground troops already in Nigeria to the front lines of that nation’s war against Boko Haram, saying they will be positioned close to fighting but in a purely “non-combat role.”

The troops were originally sent to Nigeria for “training” of that nation’s military for the war on terror, and the redeployment would have them in “advisory” roles, putting them right in the middle of the action.

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