Soldier Injured in Incident With North Nigeria Islamic Militants

A Nigerian soldier was injured in a firefight between military forces and suspected members of Islamic militant group, Boko Haram, in a market in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, according to the field operations officer of the military joint task force in the area.

“Gunmen opened fire on a patrol vehicle and our men had to defend themselves and we have arrested some of the suspects,” Victor Ebhaleme said by phone today. Boko Haram, which means “Western education is a sin,” says it’s fighting to establish Islamic law in the entire country.

To contact the reporter on this story: Gbenga Akingbule in Maiduguri at gakingbule@bloomberg.net

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