By Robert Spencer
But Nigerian officials assure us that the end of Boko Haram is near, only weeks after admitting that the jihad group had friends and supporters in high levels of the Nigerian government. Sounds as if the claims that the jihadis’ end is near are just face-saving.
“Troops swoop on Boko Haram, claim end of sect is near,” from The Guardian (Nigeria), January 24 (thanks to Clark):
SECURITY agents operating under the aegis of the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) in Maiduguri have killed four persons suspected to be members of the fundamentalist Islamic sect Boko Haram.But the uncovering of vehicles laden with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) cast a shadow over this victory.
The vehicles with the IEDs said to be owned by members of Boko Haram were uncovered in Kano where about 200 people were killed by the sect last Friday.
It was learnt that two vehicles, Honda and Camry cars, were discovered to have contained the explosive devices at Gorondutse and Sheka parts of the metropolis.
Though there is no official reaction to the discovery, it is believed that the explosives may have been abandoned by Boko Haram members…