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Vol 50 No 16

Published 7th August 2009


Nigeria

Inside Boko Haram

The late Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf's Boko Haram group had about 2,000 members, some of whom had first attacked police stations in 2003. The group's rhetoric grew increasingly violent, said Ibrahim Ahmed Abdullahi, leader of the rival Izala sect, which Yusuf had denounced. The two men had been friends.

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