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Terrorists group claims attack on Mali-bound Nigerian soldiers
From: The Examiner          Published On: January 21, 2013, 17:00 GMT
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Terrorists group claims attack on Mali-bound Nigerian soldiers

A Terrorist group in northern Nigeria, Ansaru has claimed
responsibility for the attack on Nigerian soldiers due to be
redeployed to Mali as part of African troops.

On Saturday, Authorities confirmed that two soldiers were killed
and five others injured along the Okene-Lokoja highway in a
coordinated gun and explosive attack.

In a statement, the terrorists group Ansaru vowed to attack any
African countries that “help western countries to fight Islamists and

“We have successfully execute our first attempt in crippling the
Nigerian army troops whose aim was to demolish the Islamic empire
of Mali. We are warning the African countries to confiscate their
effort for helping Western countries in fighting against Islam and
Muslim,” the group warned

The soldiers who were attacked were part of the Nigerian military
troops traveling in a convoy of two luxury buses to Kaduna where
they are expected to be airlifted to Mali as part of the African
troops helping to fight against Islamic fundamentalists threatening
to forcefully take over the country.

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