11/20/13, "Nigeria extends state of emergency against Islamic uprising in northeast for another 6 months," AP via Washington Post
ABUJA, Nigeria, "Nigerian legislators have approved a six-month
extension for the state of emergency that is governing the country’s
northeastern states, which have been terrorized by an Islamic uprising.
Wednesday’s decision came as the State Security Service paraded
five suspected Islamic extremists at a news conference, including
Muhammad Nazeef Yunus, a lecturer in Islamic studies at Kogi State
University in north-central Nigeria. Yunus, 44, denied to reporters that
he recruits for Islamic extremists, saying that he speaks against the
militants who are accused of killing hundreds of mainly Muslim civilians
in recent months.
Four others arrested in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, claimed that Yunus recruited them. Three
northeastern states have been under a state of emergency since May 14.
Troops have driven insurgents from cities but attacks have increased in
rural areas." via Atlas Shrugs