BBC NEWS | Africa | Nigerian Islamist attacks spread
Is it time for the UN, or more likely, the U.S. to attack terrorists in Nigeria? These groups, including Al Qaeda have operated in Africa for quite awhile without Western intervention. Or, is it something we should allow African authorities to take care of? Thoughts?Islamist militants have staged three co-ordinated attacks in northern Nigeria leaving dozens dead, meaning about 150 have been killed in two days.
A BBC reporter has counted 100 bodies, mostly of militants, near the police headquarters in Maiduguri, Borno State, where hundreds are fleeing their homes.
Witnesses told the BBC a gun battle raged for hours in Potiskum, Yobe State and a police station was set on fire.
Some of the militants follow a preacher who campaigns against Western schools.