December 03, 2013

It's on: Hundreds of Boko Haram Fighters Overrun Nigerian Air Force Base

This low level terrorism stuff is beginning to look like a full blown insurgency/civil war:

Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group with ties to al Qaeda, launched a major attack on a Nigerian Air Force base in the insurgency-wracked city of Maiduguri. A number of security personnel were killed and several aircraft were destroyed during the nighttime attack that is said to have been executed by hundreds of Boko Haram fighters.

Hundreds of fighters assaulted the base on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, using trucks and even a stolen armored personnel carrier, beginning at 2:30 a.m. local time, according to The Associated Press. Boko Haram fighters yelled "Allahu akbar" as they attacked.

Not good.

Thanks to Harry.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:52 PM | Comments |