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Boko Haram changing strategy, aiming to control territory in Nigeria

August 22, 2014

More than 11,000 people have fled the town of Gwoza, in northeastern Nigeria, to escape the threat of a Boko Haram terrorist campaign, the Fides news service reports.

In a change of strategy, Boko Haram, which had previously contented itself with violent raids on Nigerian villages, is now apparently seeking to gain and control territory. Gwoza, on the border of Cameroon, has been one target.

The UN reports that over 650,000 people have fled their homes in Nigeria since May 2013 because of Boko Haram raids.


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  • Posted by: Defender - Aug. 22, 2014 2:48 PM ET USA

    Doesn't this sound a lot like ISIS (controlling territory)?