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Nigeria Military on ‘High Alert’ Over Boko Haram Threat

Nigeria’s military spokesman says national army soldiers have been placed on high alert in Maiduguri and its surrounding areas following reports that violent Islamist Boko Haram militants have taken over nearby towns and soon would attack the northern city. The reports are creating panic among residents about the alleged imminent Boko Haram attack. But, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade said “alarmists” are to blame for the panic among the population, following what he said were false reports...

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