The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram will probably maintain its insurgency in Africa’s biggest oil producer even if army claims of its leader’s death are true, said analysts including Shehu Sani, president of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria.
Armed with machetes and clubs, vigilantes in Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri are setting up roadblocks and conducting house-to-house searches to aid the army’s fight against Islamist militants.
Nigerian opposition supporters in several northern cities burned buildings and attacked members of President Goodluck Jonathan ’s ruling party after results gave him an election victory, police and residents said.
Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan may be formally declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election after winning almost twice as many votes as his closest rival, while opposition protests spread in six northern cities.
At least 153 people died in riots across northern Nigeria by supporters of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari , who lost the April 16 presidential vote in Africa’s top oil producer, a civil rights group said.