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#WorldPoli: Nigerian Army Says High-profile Boko Haram Member Arrested – #WorldPolitics

LAGOS, NIGERIA – The Nigerian army said Thursday that its troops had arrested a high-profile member of the Boko Haram extremist group in northern Borno State, where the rebels’ 12-year insurgency is concentrated. Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu said Yawi Modu was detained along the Damboa-Wajiroko road, a notorious route where both …

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#WorldPoli: Second Nigerian ‘Chibok Girl’ Freed in a Week, Seven Years After Abduction – #WorldPolitics

MAIDUGURI, NIGERIA, – A second young woman abducted seven years ago from the town of Chibok by Boko Haram militants was freed this week, Borno state’s governor said Saturday. The abduction of about 270 teenagers in the northeastern town in 2014 sparked an international outcry and a viral campaign on …

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#WorldPoli: Experts: Boko Haram Recruiting Children as Soldiers, Suicide Bombers – #WorldPolitics

ABUJA/WASHINGTON – The militant group Boko Haram continues to recruit children and use them in battlefields across Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, officials and experts say. While it has suffered major military losses in the Lake Chad Basin, the extremist group seems to be adopting new strategies to revive its …

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