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Nigeria: Information on the Islamic sect, "Boko Haram" or similar sounding names/spellings. Information on these groups activities, objectives, faith, rituals, leadership, membership, history and current situation in Nigeria. Information on the treatment of those who are members or are perceived to be members of the group by the government and/or society and whether membership of the sect is illegal? The areas of Nigeria affected by the recent religious riots in which Boko Haram were said to be involved and the number of people killed / injured / displaced during these riots. How the sect is regarded within the wider Islamic community

6 August 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Country News

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