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Nigerian military attacks Boko Haram strongholds

AFP, KANO, Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s top oil producer, but the population remains extremely poor and many of Boko Haram’s fighters are believed to be youths radicalized out of frustration with government corruption.

The conflict is estimated to have cost 3,600 lives since 2009, including killings by the security forces.

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