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Boko Haram kill 40 Nigerian students

DORMITORIES DEVASTATED:One survivor said dozens of heavily armed gunmen took part in the raid, indiscriminately firing in the dark and razing several buildings


“Although there is increase in troop movement and ... more military hardware in the northeast, people were yet to see the kind of action on the ground that effectively nips criminal and terrorist activities in the bud,” the Yobe governor’s statement said.

Boko Haram has said it is fighting to create an Islamic state in Nigeria’s mainly Muslim north, but the group is believed to be made up of different factions with varying aims. The group has attacked churches, mosques, security forces and politicians, among other targets.

Additional reporting by AP

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