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The Nigerian navy will set up an operation base along the Lake Chad Basin to ramp up its fight against Islamist militants, Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibot-Ete Ekwe Ibas told reporters Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Nigeria, its regional neighbors and global partners such as the U.S., U.K., France and the European Union met earlier this month to address Boko Haram violence that has displaced more than two million people in the northeast region. The group’s seven-year fight to impose its version of Sharia, or Islamic law, has killed thousands and caused at least $9 billion in damage, according to government estimates.

 

Culled from http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-24/nigeria-says-it-plans-a-lake-chad-basin-base-to-fight-boko-haram

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