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Nigerian Military Kill 11 Boko Haram Members in Maiduguri Battle

February 02, 2012

Jan. 28 (Bloomberg) -- Nigerian soldiers killed 11 members of Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, in a gun battle in Maiduguri, in the northeast of the country, according to army spokesman Victor Ibhaleme.

The soldiers shot and killed 11 “high profile Boko Haram members” during a routine stop-and-search operation earlier today, he said by phone from the city.

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