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Boko Haram’s History of Violence in Nigeria

In this image made from video received by The Associated Press on Monday, May 5, 2014, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, speaks in a video in which his group claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction of nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria. Shekau threatened to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday. It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors — who paid a nominal bride price of $12 — and that others have been carried into neighboring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified. (AP Photo)
In this image made from video received by The Associated Press on Monday, May 5, 2014, Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Nigeria's Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, spoke in a video in whiAP

This interactive feature from the Associated Press outlines major incidents of violence by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. The group has recently claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls in northeast Nigeria—276 of the girls are still missing.

Nigeria’s Stolen Children: What You Need to Know About the 276 Abducted Schoolgirls

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