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Senator: Boko Haram Attacks Leave 1,000 Dead in NE Nigeria

A Nigerian lawmaker says at least 1,000 people have been killed in the latest series of assaults by the militant group Boko Haram. Senator Maina Maaji Lawan told VOA that Boko Haram "went wild" Wednesday, burning homes in the northeastern town of Baga and surrounding villages.   Lawan, whose district includes Baga, said that a firm death toll was impossible to know at this point, but that it was "not anywhere in the hundreds." "All of these places they...

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