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Nigeria Denies Hiring Mercenaries to Fight Boko Haram

A spokesman for Nigeria’s government has rejected media reports that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration has hired "white mercenaries" in the ongoing military offensive against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. Mike Omeri, the director general of Nigeria's National Orientation Agency, said the government has demonstrated a commitment to winning the war on terror, despite sharp criticisms from opponents of the administration. "This is one of the...

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