Nigerian military raids Boko Haram cell

Jul 01, 2014, 1:05 AM EDT
A person holds up a sign as local clergy, activists and and community leaders protest for the safe return of the 276 abducted schoolgirls outside the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations on June 2, 2014 in New York City.
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Nigeria's military says it has raided a Boko Haram intelligence unit thought to be linked to the recent abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls. The cell leader Babuji Ya'ari was arrested, a military statement said. Mr Ya'ari had been actively involved in the seizure of the girls as well as the killing in May of a traditional leader, the emir of Gwoza, the statement added. More than 2,000 people have been killed this year in attacks blamed on Boko Haram militants.
Background:
Nigeria 'raids Boko Haram cell linked to abductions' [BBC]
Nigerian military claims to break up Boko Haram intelligence cell [The Guardian]

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