Boko Haram Jihad Spills Over as Neighbors Plan War
The Nigeria-based Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has issued a new threat, vowing to carry out suicide bombings against Niger and Chad for sending troops to battle them.
Boko Haram has been terrorizing towns and villages in countries along Nigeria's border for weeks. In response, leaders from countries in the region gathered in Cameroon Monday to finalize war plans against the terrorist group.
As they were meeting, Boko Haram attacked a Cameroonian military base on Nigeria's border, killing at least five soldiers and wounding eight others.
Last year, Boko Haram declared it is establishing an Islamic caliphate, just like the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The group has waged a five-year jihad against Nigeria's government, leaving 10,000 people dead last year alone.