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Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram?

New Delhi: Boko Haram, the group of militant extremists in Nigeria, have grabbed headlines in the past week thanks to their brazen kidnapping of 275 girls, aged between 16 and 18, from a boarding school

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 11, 2014 6:41 IST ]
who are nigeria s boko haram
who are nigeria s boko haram

New Delhi: Boko Haram, the group of militant extremists in Nigeria, have grabbed headlines in the past week thanks to their brazen kidnapping of 275 girls, aged between 16 and 18, from a boarding school in the town of Chibok on April 14.


This militant Islamist group has caused havoc in Africa's most populous country through a wave of bombings, assassinations and abductions.

They are fighting to overthrow the government and create an Islamic state.

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