Nigerian President: Boko Haram 'an Al Qaeda operation'

Boko Haram is no longer a local terrorist group but an "Al Qaeda operation" in West Africa, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan told a summit in Paris today.

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Nigeria: Captured girls 'face rape danger'

The Nigerian schoolgirls who remain captives of Boko Haram militants "definitely" face the danger of being raped, a senior United Nations official has said.