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Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

WorldNews Tuesday, 12 February 2019 ()
Islamic militants’ deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria pollsMAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Baba Inuwa was pleased to move back to his vegetable farm in Nigeria’s northeast, encouraged by the military’s offensive against Boko Haram, the country’s homegrown Islamic extremist rebels and by President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that the insurgency had been crushed. “We thought all was over and Boko Haram can never return,” Inuwa said. He joined thousands of others in leaving displacement camps to return to their homes. ADVERTISEMENTSkip But then last month the extremists rolled into Inuwa’s hometown, Baga, firing into the air, hoisting flags and claiming it as their own. Suddenly residents were on the move again,...
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