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Nigerian Officials Say They Have Captured 485 Members of Boko Haram

Just hours after a suspected Boko Haram attack left 21 soccer fans—reported to be mostly children—dead, Nigerian officials say they apprehended 485 members of the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, including one senior commander. “Police refuse to disclose the identity of the militant,” Ludovica Iaccino for reported. “Boko Haram mainly targets villages in the north. The discovery of a senior Boko Haram militant in a southern state stoked fears that the insurgents are expanding their range.” While this brings officials no closer to rescuing the 300 kidnapped school girls, it is believed to be a devastating blow to the terrorist group …

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