24/7 Newsfeed

Put Reason 24/7 on Your Site


Follow Reason 24/7 on Twitter and via RSS

Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Accused of Killing Civilians

Human rights groups are accusing Nigeria's Joint Task Force of killing civilians in its fight against the armed group Boko Haram.

The group has claimed responsibility for killing thousands of people since it was founded in 2002.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden", says it wants to create an Islamic state in Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria.

Source: Al-Jazeera. Read full article. (link)

Editor's Note: We invite comments and request that they be civil and on-topic. We do not moderate or assume any responsibility for comments, which are owned by the readers who post them. Comments do not represent the views of Reason.com or Reason Foundation. We reserve the right to delete any comment for any reason at any time. Report abuses.