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Nigeria’s ‘war on terror’ wins tentative support

“President Goodluck Jonathan took a gamble when he launched a big offensive this month on Boko Haram’s four-year-old attempt to establish an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria. The crackdown risks stoking, rather than quashing the rebellion, but has so far met with a surprising degree of support in a region that has long accused the oil-rich Christian south of neglect.”

Source: Insight: Nigeria’s ‘war on terror’ wins tentative support | Reuters

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