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Boko Haram captures villages in northeastern Nigeria and crosses border into Cameroon

Some recent news reports suggest that the militant Islamist group Boko Haram is going village to village in northeast Nigeria, and taking out anyone who opposes their campaign to create an Islamic state. Much of Borno state is now under their control. This week the group was also accused of a kidnapping in neighboring Cameroon. Jonathan Hill, author of Nigeria Since Independence Fragile Forever? joins us to talk about what the Nigerian government has been doing to regain control of the villages seized by Boko Haram. (Police officers inspect a passenger bus following an explosion at a bus station in Kano, Nigeria. Thursday July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Muhammed Giginyu))

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