Nigerian Soldiers Kill 25 "Taliban" After Police Attack

25 radical Islamists were killed this week by government forces in Nigeria.

Policemen patrol a street in Kano in 2004Nigerian soldiers have shot dead at least 25 Islamic militants during an operation to dislodge them from northern city of Kano, an army spokesman said.(AFP/File/Pius Otomi Ekpei)

All Africa reports on the latest violene in Nigeria where government forces killed 25 suspected Taliban this week:

Military personnel from the 3rd Motorised Brigade, Kano, have taken over operations to route out the Talibans who launched an attack against the police at Panshekera, Kum-otso Local Government area, of the state, killing 13 policemen including the DPO and his wife last Tuesday.

Spokesman for the military headquarters, Col. M. D. Yusuf, who confirmed this to newsmen said 25 of the Talibans have been killed while nine others have been arrested with dangerous weapons.

While the military moves to combat the Talibans, the Kano State government yesterday inaugurated a task force to address problems arising from the disruption of daily activities and displacement of people in the area.

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