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The federal government has played politics with the Boko Haram insurgency, using it to silence opposition from northern politicians who claim that President Goodluck Jonathan has broken the rotation of power between north and south. Many in the north feel that it is its turn to rule and that the government, led by the south, chooses not to combat the violence because the north is at the receiving end.

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Goodluck Jonathan, Ali Modu Sherriff, Mohammed Yusuf, Abubakar Adam Kambar, Buji Foi, Ali Sanda Umar Konduga, Usman al Zawahiri, Mohamed Ali Ndume, Shuaibu Mohammed Bama, Ahmad Zanna, Ali Awana Ngala, Modu Fannami Gubio, Boko Haram

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