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Nigeria Vigilante Strength Draws Boko Haram Reprisals

It was no accident that Boko Haram picked the town of Baga to attack last week in Nigeria’s northeast, routing the military and torching the fishing community. The town’s strong vigilante groups may have made it a target.   The violence this past week in Baga was astounding, even for Boko Haram, which has been fighting Nigeria’s government for more than five years to establish strict Sharia law in the country’s northeast.   Local politicians and residents said hundreds, if not...

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