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Militants defy new Nigerian leader with attacks on northeastern city
Militants defy new Nigerian leader with attacks on northeastern city

A bombing Tuesday killed dozens of people in the northeast Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the latest in the almost daily attacks there since the inauguration last week of the country's new president. The blast at a market was widely blamed on Boko Haram and was seen as an ominous response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to crush the militant Islamist group. At his swearing-in Friday, Buhari called Boko Haram “godless” and “mindless” and said his top priority on taking office was to destroy it. He announced he was moving the command center of the military to Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, at the center of the battle. Buhari's inauguration...

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