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Nigerian Vigilantes Pay Price for Fighting Boko Haram

Boko Haram’s siege on the border town of Damasak in Borno state last week was similar to many of the attacks the insurgent group has carried out in its five-year violent campaign for control of Nigeria’s northeast. Mamadou Guide, an official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in neighboring Niger, said after the attack villagers fled across the border to Niger, where they sought refuge in the Diffa region, which has seen a large influx of Nigerian refugees. The U.N....

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