Nigeria's 'super camp' strategy questioned as Islamic State fills the void

Nigeria’s new strategy of withdrawing to “super camps” that can be more easily defended against insurgents, is under scrutiny following unchallenged attacks on unprotected towns in the countryside.

When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein.

Unchallenged, they torched a clinic in Magumeri, ransacked government buildings and looted shops before returning to another town they had...