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In Boko Haram Fight, Lines Blur Between Nigeria Troops, Foreign Mercenaries

When the Toyota pick-up pulled into view last last week on the highway outside of Konduga, a town on the frontlines of the fight against Boko Haram, it startled the Nigerian army tank unit on the road. It was midmorning on March 10 and the tank and accompanying infantry, who were part of an offensive to seize the strategic city of Bama a few miles to the southeast, feared the truck was part of a sneak attack by Boko Haram militants. A tank, a Soviet-built T-72, opened fire and...

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