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The origins of Nigeria's Boko Haram

Armed group that kidnapped more than 270 school girls has been in conflict with government for 12 years.

Last updated: 20 May 2014 01:34
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The Nigerian armed group Boko Haram has gained international notoriety after the kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria.

But the group has been a big problem for the Nigerian government for more than 12 years. 

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Maiduguri, where the group originated.  

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