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Nigerian Islamists retreat, likely to fight another day

REGROUPING:Boko Haram militants have fled to Niger, Chad and Cameroon or disappeared into the population, but analysts say military gains are unlikely to be sustained

Reuters, KIRENOWA, Nigeria

Jonathan says he is open to seeking an alternative, political solution, but Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau’s latest video showed him in no mood to talk peace. And no one has yet started work on trying to revive the north’s economy, seen as the only long term solution to the insecurity.

After decrying Boko Haram’s severity, village chief Jarma swiftly raised another complaint: Why had the government not fixed the roads or helped his mostly farming community with tools?

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