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Task Force Established To Tackle Boko Haram Threat

June 20 2011


The Nigerian government has ordered a new military task force to take deal with an Islamic sect in the northern part of the country, reports the Vanguard (Lagos).

The radical Boko Haram group claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station last week and has been involved in a campaign of violence.

Borno state has become the operational base of Boko Haram.

The force is to be based in Maiduguri in Borno state and headed by an army major general from the armored...

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