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Nigeria Arrests 11 Boko Haram Suspects, Seizes Guns And Bombs
ICC Note
We welcome the measure taken by the Nigerian goverment to arrest suspected members of the Islamic radical group, Boko Haram. We urge Nigeria to take more security measures and stop Boko Haram from carrying out further attacks.
09/12/2012 Nigeria (Chicago Tribune)-Nigerian authorities arrested 11 suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram overnight and seized automatic weapons, ammunition and several homemade bombs, the military said on Wednesday.
Boko Haram is waging a low-level insurgency in the largely Muslim north of Nigeria, aiming to revive an ancient Islamic state caliphate in the modern nation of 160 million people, split roughly evenly between Muslims and Christians.

They recovered a submachinegun, seven AK-47s, 1,568 rounds of ammunition, 12 empty shells and 19 homemade bombs, he said.
Boko Haram, whose fighters usually target members of the security forces, government offices and churches, started attacking mobile phone installations last week, saying phone companies were helping authorities to track them.
A military crackdown on the group in the north appears to have weakened their capabilities, and they have not managed a deadly large-scale strike for several months, although they are still active across the north.

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