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Nigeria Seeks to Extend Emergency Laws in Insurgency-Hit States

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will ask the national assembly to extend a state of emergency in three northeastern states hit by an Islamist insurgency when it expires this week, the justice minister said on Monday. Jonathan ordered troops into Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in May last year. Several hundred people have died in a five-year-old insurgency in the region by the Islamist group Boko Haram, and the emergency laws were extended in November and again in May this...

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