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U.S. says Nigeria vote a factor in Boko Haram attacks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nigeria's election next month is a factor behind the sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said, however, that the Feb. 14 presidential election should go forward despite the violence, which the United Nations and human rights groups say has forced about 20 ...
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Added January 13, 2015
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