While the Nigerian military claims that the fighting with Boko Haram in the country's north is under control, the lack of information from the region fuels doubt about the military's success.
A string of increasingly brutal attacks – along with reports that Boko Haram may soon hit Nigeria's predominately Christian South – is bringing fresh scrutiny of the Islamist group.
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An initial police report estimated that the Nigeria bomb blasts – claimed by an Islamic militant group presumed to be targeting Christians – killed 32 people. But Muslim and Christian groups alike distrust the police tallies.
'All companies related to the oil industry in the Niger Delta should prepare for an all-out onslaught,' said rebel spokesman Jomo Gbomo in a statement Saturday announcing an end to a three-month-old cease-fire.
The Nigerian Army was sent in Tuesday to stop violence that began Sunday, after Christians protested the construction of a mosque and after Muslim protesters attacked a Catholic church. Fighting is centered in the city of Jos – an acronym for “Jesus Our Savior.”