President Jonathan Declares War on Boko Haram

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: President vows 'total war'

President Goodluck Jonathan declares war on Boko Haram. 

Speaking on the the 15th anniversary of the end of military rule, he said "international terrorism" threatened Nigeria's democratic gains.

Boko Haram has waged an increasingly bloody insurgency since 2009 to create an Islamic state in Nigeria. The group has been holding more than 200 schoolgirls captive since last month, demanding a prisoner swap.

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