May 7, 2014

Boko Haram Can't Be Bargained With

Richard Dowden, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Unlike other gangs in Nigeria, the group that seized 240 schoolgirls can’t be bought off.

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TAGGED: Boko Haram, Nigeria


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