Hot-topic map: Boko Haram

European Commission Photo: Anouk Delafortrie
Nigerian refugees in Gagamari camp, Niger in December 2014. Many Nigerians fled across the border to Niger when Boko Haram militants attacked their town, Damassak, on Nov. 24, 2014.
Chris Plecash
Published: Wednesday, 01/21/2015 12:00 am EST

On Jan. 3 the Nigerian militant Islamic group Boko Haram launched a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria in and around the town of Baga. The Nigerian government has said 150 people were killed in the attacks, but humanitarian organizations are estimating that up to 2,000 were killed. The group continued its rampage this week, with abductions in neighbouring Cameroon.

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