July 30, 2009

100 Dead Nigerian Taliban

Via Yahoo News:

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Security forces hunted door-to-door for Islamic militants in northern Nigeria on Thursday after storming the compound of a radical sect and killing more than 100 people.

A top rights group said the government forces had killed bystanders and other civilians. A military spokesman denied the charge and said it was impossible for rights workers to tell who was a civilian and who was a member of the Boko Haram sect, which the government blames for instigating days of violence in the mostly Muslim region.

...An AP reporter saw soldiers shoot their way into the mosque under fire and then rake those inside with gunshots...The reporter later counted about 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard outside.

The bodies of barefoot young men littered the streets of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, on Thursday morning... ...Police said most of the dead were fighters with Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language.

Now that's just good strategy. Kill em all, let Allah sort em out.

(note: The Taliban and all these other groups are militia, they take advantage of not being a "regular military force". Thus they are always the enemy and civilians at the same time. A muddying of the water that we've seen Islamic terrorists take advantage of time and time again. So the Nigerian army took no chances. If they become bogged down in petty concerns spouted by Islamist coddling "human rights groups" they will sell the victory right down the river and hundreds if not thousands more will die in the long run due to the use of kid gloves. I'm with Nigeria. Take the fight too em and get it over with.)

By Howie at 02:09 PM | Comments |