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Nigerian Governor Calls for Calm as Boko Haram Attacks Escalate

Amid a surge of deadly violence by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria’s northeast, the governor of the embattled Borno state is trying to assure residents of their safety. Fighters from the Islamist militant group stormed the village of Zabarmari on the outskirts of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, on Friday evening. The militants killed seven people before being repelled by the military and vigilantes known as the civilian JTF. On a visit to the rice-farming community Saturday, state...

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