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Raid on Nigeria Military Base Shows Boko Haram Threat Rising

An attack by suspected Islamist militants on a Nigerian air force base indicates the Boko Haram group retains its military threat even after a seven-month offensive by government forces.

“It is a big deal, it shows the capability of Boko Haram is growing,” Murtala Touray, senior Africa analyst at IHS Country Risk in London, said today by phone. “For Boko Haram to plan this attack, it shows they are a force to be reckoned with, they can take on the Nigerian army.”