Nigerian forces say they have killed 52 Islamists, arrested 70
Nigerian security forces said on Saturday they had killed 52 Islamist militants over 10 days of fighting in the northeasterly Borno state, at a cost of only two of their own men, with no civilian deaths.


The announcement came after a Nigerian Islamist group said on Saturday it had killed seven foreign hostages seized last month from a construction firm's compound in northern Nigeria. Nigerian authorities said they had no information on any such killing, and doubted the veracity of the statement. (Reuters)