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Niger to Transfer 500 Boko Haram Prisoners to Nigeria

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Niger has agreed to transfer hundreds of prisoners from the militant Islamist group Boko Haram back to their home country of Nigeria to reduce pressure on its crammed prisons, judicial sources said Tuesday. Boko Haram militants mostly operate in northeastern Nigeria but have stepped up their insurgency within Niger's southern region of Diffa in recent months, carrying out dozens of attacks. Niger has declared a state of emergency there in an effort to improve security and has made...

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