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Vigilantes Settle Local Scores With Boko Haram

Gun-toting men greet visitors to Gombi, in Nigeria’s Adamawa state. That’s not an unusual sight in Nigeria’s northeast.  But the weapons these men use are mostly old-fashioned rifles. They don’t wear uniforms, but some do have amulets under their shirts to protect them in battle. Vigilantes have long provided security in Gombi.  But when Boko Haram overran the town last November, they turned their guns, bows and knives against the insurgents, said Babuka Jimeta, a vigilante...

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