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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:57 p.m.
 

LAGOS, Nigeria — Admitting Islamic extremists control some of his nation's villages and towns, Nigeria's president declared a state of emergency on Tuesday across the country's troubled northeast and promised to send more troops to fight what he said is now an open rebellion.

President Goodluck Jonathan, on state radio and television networks, warned that any building suspected to house Islamic extremists would be taken over in what he described as the “war” facing Africa's most populous nation. Previous use of emergency powers, however, failed to stop the bloodshed.

Since 2010, more than 1,600 people have been killed in attacks by Islamic terrorists, according to an Associated Press count.

The military said Islamic fighters now use anti-aircraft guns mounted on trucks, outgunning the country's overstretched security forces.

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