On Sunday, Boko Haram insurgents swept through the northeast Nigerian city of Maidguri in one of their boldest attacks yet. The group staged what has become a more familiar tactic in their assaults, which is to first destabilize military soldiers. The attack occurred just a few hours after the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, made a campaign stop in the city ahead of the February elections, and the Defense Headquarters of Nigeria issued an immediate curfew via Twitter.
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