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How Exactly Do We Get Rid of Boko Haram?

In this photo taken on Monday, May 19, 2014.  Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries, in the fami
In this photo taken on Monday, May 19, 2014. Martha Mark, the mother of kidnapped school girl Monica Mark cries, in the family house, in Chibok, Nigeria. More than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from a school in Chibok in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno on April 14. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the act. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

The closer we get to Nigeria’s upcoming presidential elections, set to take place Feb. 14, the worse it gets as Boko Haram is emboldened. What started off as a raggedy outlaw movement accessorizing Qurans is now a headlining existential threat to the African continent’s largest economy.

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