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The Enemy Within: A Closer Look At Survivors Of Boko Haram Attacks Across Northern Nigeria, Part II

Maria Mala, a displaced woman with her new born baby Namadi, who was born Thursday morning rest at the camp for internally di
Maria Mala, a displaced woman with her new born baby Namadi, who was born Thursday morning rest at the camp for internally displaced people in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. Thousands of people have fled their homes in recent times due to Boko Haram attacks. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba )

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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