Islamist Insurgency Overruns Villages and Army Base in Northeast, Reflecting Failures of Military, Multinational Efforts
By Drew Hinshaw in Accra, Ghana, and Gbenga Akingbule in Abuja, Nigeria
The Wall Street Journal
Boko Haram’s weekend seizure of a Nigerian army outpost that was to serve as a command center for combating the Islamist insurgency offers another measure of how fast the country’s military is losing ground and how multinational efforts have stalled.
Just before dawn on Saturday in the fishing town of Baga, on the shores of Lake Chad, insurgents drove up in pickup trucks and fired assault rifles at fleeing soldiers and civilians, said…
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