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Congress Demands U.S. Take Stronger Action Against Boko Haram

Congress Demands Action On Boko Haram

After a trip to Nigeria, members of Congress are demanding that the American government does more to stop Boko Haram.

A Congressional delegation returned from Nigeria this week with a blunt message: wake up to the “horror” that the terrorist group Boko Haram is inflicting on the African country. "They are decapitating, they are slicing the throats of women, leaving them for dead,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, a ten-term Democrat from Texas, comparing Boko Haram to the Taliban before 9/11. “It is a larger issue than we may have thought. They have taken over villages, they are raping, they are pillaging, they are taking resources from villages, stealing.”

In the past nine days alone, Jackson Lee said Boko Haram was responsible for some 480 deaths, citing figures from officials who briefed her during her trip.

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