Nigeria Extends State of Emergency in Northeast

Nigerian lawmakers have approved a six-month extension of the state of emergency in areas where troops are fighting Islamist militants.

The lower house of parliament voted in favor of the extension Wednesday, 12 days after it won approval in the senate.

President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the northeastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa back in May, as part of efforts to defeat militant group Boko Haram.

The Nigerian military says it has killed scores of…