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Nigeria’s daunting security challenges

by in Africa.
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a former Boko Haram camp on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri. ( AFP PHOTO / Quentin Leboucher)

Nigeria’s government has not had much to brag about in its longstanding struggle against Islamist insurgents in the north but, following a week of dismaying failures on the part of Nigerian security forces, the situation appears to becoming more bleak at a time when the country’s international profile is only rising.

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