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Nigerian Governors Plead for Foreign Intervention Amid Boko Haram Onslaught

With Boko Haram intensifying its onslaught just weeks ahead of national elections, governors in the three Nigerian states hardest hit by the radical group on Tuesday called for United Nations and foreign military intervention to stem the violence. The plea by the governors of Adamawa, Yobe and Borno state underscored the chaos that has gripped northeast Nigeria, as well as rising tensions ahead of the Feb. 14 vote. Boko Haram’s five-year insurgency has intensified in the past year. The...

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