Nigeria's civilians bear brunt of Islamist conflict

By Isaac Abrak MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 5 - In this relic of a medieval African empire, streets that were once lively markets for silk and perfumes now trade gunfire between Islamist insurgents and the Nigerian military. Army checkpoints at intervals of 300 metres choke the roads through parts of Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigeria's Borno state and epicentre of Boko Haram's fight for Islamic ...
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Added May 05, 2013
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