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FACTBOX-What is Nigeria's Boko Haram?

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Jan 9 (Reuters) - President Goodluck Jonathan said the violent Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram has supporters within his own government.

Here are some facts about Boko Haram.

THE GROUP

  • Boko Haram became active in about 2003 and is concentrated mainly in the northern Nigerian states of Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna.

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