Nigerian Forces Storm Islamic Taliban Compound

Nigerian troops kill 100 Islamic militants

The government warned people to evacuate the area, then shelled and stormed the group’s mosque and headquarters Wednesday night, setting off a raging firefight with retreating militants armed with homemade hunting rifles, firebombs, bows and arrows, machetes and scimitars.

An AP reporter saw soldiers shoot their way into the mosque under fire and then rake those inside with gunshots. The reporter later counted about 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard outside.

The militant group, also known as Al-Sunna wal Jamma, or “Followers of Mohammed’s Teachings,” had been attempting to impose Shariah law and had attacked police stations, churches, and government buildings over the past few days.

Don’t bring a scimitar to a gun fight.

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  1. (Somewhere among the captured documents at their HQ was found the following document)

    DEAR AL-SUNNA WAL JAMMA

    I VERY EXITING TO OFFER YOU THIS UNIQUE BUSINESS OPORTUNITY. I AM A PROMINENT BANKER IN THE NATIONAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

    RECENTLY, ONE OF OUR CLIENTS, A MR. MOHAMMED K ATTABOI, DIED OF MALARIA, LEAVING THE SUM OF FORTY-TWO MILLION ($42,000,000) US DOLLARS. HE HAS NO NEXT OF KIN, BUT AS I AM IN POSSESSION OF THE NECESSARY CODES ETC. I MAY BE ABLE TO WITHDRAW THE MONEY.

    I WILL CREATING MUCH SUSPICION TO PUT THE MONEY IN MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND HAVE NOWHERE SAFE TO STORE SUCH A LARGE AMOUNT IN CASH IF WITHDRAWN.

    IT HAS THEREFORE COME TO MY ATTENTION THAT YOU ARE POSSESSING OF A SECRET BASE. IF YOU WILL BE SO KIND AS TO GIVE ME ITS LOCATION AND THE APPROXIMATE DISTRIBUTION OF TROOPS AND OTHER DEFENSES, I WOULD BE HAPPILY TO GIVE YOU FIFTY-FIFTY (50/50) SPLIT OF THE MONEY IF YOU WOULD HIDE IT FOR ME IN YOUR BASE.

    SINCERELY YOURS, M’BQWALA UNGHUMBLAH

    P.S.: I’M NOT A COP.
    P.P.S.; REALLY, I SWEAR

  2. “An AP reporter saw soldiers shoot their way into the mosque under fire and then rake those inside with gunshots. The reporter later counted about 50 bodies inside the building and another 50 in the courtyard outside.

    Way to go!!

    Those soldiers aren’t going to have to read the moooooslims their Maranda rights.

  3. Gotta love those third world concepts of civil and religious rights.

    If they really were terrorists, and not just some rival ethnic group……….all I can say is good for the Nigerians!

  4. The US has had a martial relationship with Nigeria for sometime, not the least of which is through SOF.

    I’d like to think that our people had a role here somewhere along the line. Like maybe in training Nigerian units how to assault and clear a structure…

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