Please read Nigeria is 'at War' with Boko Haram, by World Watch Monitor, at Christian Today.
"The Nigerian President's spokesman has said that the conflict with Boko Haram is a "war situation."
"Speaking to Lagos-based Channels TV on February 28, Doyin Okupe said: "We are dealing with a very, very serious enemy. We are engaged in a war that has been internationalised...'"
"...The President claims Boko Haram has set up bases in the sparsely populated areas of Nigeria's north-eastern neighbours Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Part of Nigeria's 1,600 km border with Cameroon was closed on Feb. 23.
"The Cameroon border closure extends from the northern state of Borno, near Lake Chad, to the southern end of Adamawa state, one of the three states in north-east Nigeria placed under a "state of emergency" in May.
"Deadly attacks have been carried out on an almost daily basis by the Islamist group in recent weeks. Between 90 and 140 were confirmed dead in twin attacks in Borno state last weekend, while more than 400 have been killed in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states within the past month.
"Palpable fear, anxiety and uncertainty have gripped many Christian communities in Adamawa state, following attacks on Feb. 26 on the villages of Kirchinga, Michika and Shuwa, which left at least 14 dead. Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters travelled in vans through the Sambisa Forest near the Cameroon border and stormed the villages, firing indiscriminately before setting fire to homes, shops and other establishments, including three Catholic churches, local source say."