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Bishop: northeastern Nigeria could fall to Boko Haram

January 27, 2015

The Islamist terrorist movement Boko Haram has captured Monguno, a city of 100,000 in northeastern Nigeria, and has launched attacks against Maiduguri, a city of 1.2 million.

“We find ourselves in a very dangerous and difficult moment,” Bishop Oliver Doeme of Maiduguri told the Fides news agency. “We risk seeing Boko Haram conquer the entire northeast before the end of the election [February 14], unless foreign troops intervene.”

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