Saturday, October 24, 2015

#BreakingNews 20 people were Killed by Boko Haram in #Nigeria - Please PRAY

(Agenzia Fides) – The United States is intensifying military assistance to African countries targeted by Boko Haram the Nigerian Islamic sect which recently swore loyalty to ‘Islamic State’. Assistance includes military instructors, arms and equipment and sharing of intelligence obtained by aircraft with pilots and without (drones).
Washington announced the offer of two piloted reconnaissance aircraft to Niger, together with off-road vehicles and army ambulances. In Niger the US already has a base for surveillance drones. More drone bases exist in Burkina Faso and in Chad and will soon be opened in Cameroon, since President Barack Obama announced that he was sending 300 soldiers for duties of support and intelligence to assist local armed forces and most important to assist a multinational taskforce comprising troops from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Benin charged with countering Boko Haram.
Efforts by Nigerian troops and allies secured the retrieval of several areas in northern Nigeria occupied by Boko Haram. However the latter intensified terrorist attacks in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to demonstrate its ability to strike (see Fides 15/7/2015). Yesterday, 21 October, at least 20 people were killed when a Boko Haram group, fleeing from the Nigerian army which had attacked a Boko Haram forest camp, opened fire on four vehicles travelling on a road near the village of Jingalta, 70 km from Maiduguri, capital of the State of Borno, in the north east of Nigeria, where Boko Haram started. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 22/10/2015) Image share Google Images

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