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Four Score and 7 reported villains ago

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Remember Boko Haram? The Nigerian terror-group that believed in mass kidnappings and viral videos that lost out to much better produced viral videos.

There’s been an update.

Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory, as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast city of Maiduguri, an officer and other witnesses said.

One officer said a feared Boko Haram commander known only as Amir was among some 200 militants killed in a battle Friday in Konduga town, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of the extremist group.

Also killed was a Boko Haram video journalist and a suicide bomber, he said.

I’m not quite sure about the suicide bomber, but the others may be an accomplishment…at least until another couple dozen new aspirant for “ultimate villain” comes forward…should be by noon today EST.

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Oops, sorry, that's the biography of Verne Gagne with a touch of Mustafa Kemal.

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