Warplanes, troops in NE Nigeria; mobile phones cut

Nigerian forces have launched air strikes against suspected Islamist militant camps in the country’s northeast.

A government spokesman said several camps were targeted and the attacks killed an undetermined number of insurgents.0,,16812622_403,00Some of the attacks took place in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno state, a known hideout of the radical sect Boko Haram.

Witnesses reported the deployment of troops and jet fighters in Borno on Wednesday, a day after President Goodluck Jonathan said Boko Haram had taken over parts of the state.

Source: VoA  http://www.voanews.com/content/nigeria-launches-air-strikes-against-militant-camps/1662861.html

Picture source : Reuters

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