Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

Nigerian Military in a Frenzy up North: Kill ‘Em All – Parole of the Day

Posted in African Politics, Global Africa, Nigeria by ruben eberlein on July 31, 2009

A lot of media are reporting about what they call ‘fightings’ and ‘combats’ in the North of Nigeria that started Sunday last week. But it becomes more and more clear that the military once again staged a massacre in which up to 600 people are reported to have died. The killing of Boko Haram leader Muhammed Yusuf while in police custody is just the tip of the iceberg. Read my article on the violence in North Nigeria late next week here.