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Death toll in northeast Nigeria attack rises to 85

By Reuters | Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:39 PM
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 28 (Reuters) - An attack by suspected Islamist Boko Haram insurgents on a northeast Nigerian village on Monday killed 85 people, up from 40 previously reported, officials said on Tuesday.

Boko Haram wants to impose sharia (Islamic law) on a country split roughly equally between Christians and Muslims. It has killed thousands over the past four and a half years and is considered the ...

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