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Nigeria - Boko Haram

Radical Islamist sect agitating against Nigerian state.


Mohammed Yusuf formed Boko Haram in 2002, initially creating a school and mosque, which were used for recruitment. In 2009, violence erupted in the town of Maiduguri as the sect began attacks against the state. Mohammed Yusuf was killed, but the sect has grown stronger and carried out numerous attacks.
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