- The Washington Times
Thursday, October 3, 2013

Nigerian army fighter jets bombed camps belonging to suspected Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria in response to Sunday’s attack on an agricultural college, an army spokesman said.

Boko Haram is suspected of murdering 41 students in a night-time raid on a college in Yobe state, Reuters reported. The group has not claimed responsibility for the attack.

“We used jet fighters to drop bombs on terrorist camps, where many of the insurgents were killed,” said Captain Eli Lazarus, military spokesman in Yobe state.

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He said the strikes were carried out on Monday near Majari village. Soldiers arrested 15 people suspected of involvement in the college attack and security has been enforced along main roads in Borno and Yobe, Lazarus said, according to Reuters.

Boko Haram militants are fighting to impose Sharia law in the country. Thousands have been killed since they launched an uprising in 2009.

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