Nigerian Soldiers Reinforce Northeast Cities in Response to Islamic Insurgency

State of emergency declared


MAIDUGURI/YOLA, Nigeria, May 15—Nigerian troops moved into cities in the northeast on Wednesday, after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency there in response to an Islamist insurgency.

Residents and Reuters reporters saw army trucks carrying soldiers enter Yola and Maiduguri after Jonathan declared the emergency on Tuesday in three states—Borno, Adamawa and Yobe—following attacks by militants of the Boko Haram group.