10 insurgents killed in Nigeria

2013-05-19 09:26

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Lagos - Nigeria's military said on Saturday it had killed 10 insurgents and arrested 65 as part of an offensive meant to wrest back control of parts of its remote northeast from an Islamist group seen as the main security threat to Africa's top oil producer.

A spokesperson for Defence Headquarters also said the military had seized stockpiles of weapons including rocket-propelled grenades, guns and ammunition from areas around Maiduguri, the main city in the northeast.

The operation against the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram began after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency on Tuesday in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

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