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Inter-religious tensions set northern Nigeria on edge

By: Caroline DUMAY
1 min

Nigeria is battling a bloody insurgency launched by radical Islamist sect Boko Haram. The group want to overthrow the government and establish an Islamic state. In January, a string of attacks in the north of the country killed 185 people. As President Goodluck Jonathan confronts the violence in the town of Kano, tensions continue to simmer.