bombing.jpgReports from Abuja say Nigerian troops have killed 11 members of the militant group Boko Haram during a gun battle at a checkpoint in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
The operation was in response to a spate of attacks launched by Boko Haram militants.

Nigerian security forces have struggled to contain Boko Haram, which began as a movement opposed to western cultural influences.

The movement  which wants to create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north,  accuses the government  for  detaining Muslims and raiding Islamic schools.