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Boko Haram orders Christians to leave northern Nigeria

January 04, 2012

The Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has ordered all Christians to leave northern Nigeria, setting a 3-day deadline.

The January 2 statement from Boko Haram threatened further acts of violence against Christians who remain in the region. A spokesman for the group also warned that Boko Haram was prepared to challenge government troops in the north, after the government declared a state of emergency because of numerous attacks on civilians there.

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