Please read Boko Haram Rampage Threatens Nigerian Culture, by Ruth Kramer, at Mission Network News.
"Airstrikes Wednesday in Maiduguri, Nigeria may have taken out key Boko Haram hideouts and scattered the rebels in neighboring countries.
"The extremist group is blamed for the deaths of 800 Christians throughout the northeast part of the country. Their agenda: to bring Nigeria under the “House of Islam,” especially in the twelve northern Sharia states.
"Since beginning its armed insurgency in 2009, Boko Haram has killed thousands of people in Nigeria, often targeting Christians for some of the most brutal acts of violence. Two years ago, extremists demanded all Christians leave or be removed. Since then, Boko Haram has claimed church bombings, shootings, and Christian massacres."