Sunday, August 02, 2009

Mohammed Yusuf dies in custody

The body of Mohammed Yusuf, leader of Nigeria's radical islamic sect "Boko Haram," was shown to journalists on Thursday just hours after police said they had captured him in the northern city of Maiduguri. Here are some representative links from foreign press as well as Nigerian blogs:

Boko Haram leader killed. Juliana Taiwo in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguria writing on Friday, July 31st for the Nigerian daily This Day.

Boko Haram: Matters Arising by Reuben Abati in Nigerian Village Square.

Is Boko Haram Nigeria's Taliban? by Cameron Duodu of the Guardian in Great Britain.

Nigerian row over militant killing, a BBC story with a first-hand account Bilkisu Babangida.

Killings by security forces in Northern Nigeria, a Sahara Reporters story reporting complaints by Amnesty International.


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