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  1. Rag-Tag Militia Battling Boko Haram

    The people of Nigeria’s northeast have a history of fighting their own battles. There’s Boko Haram, the Islamist insurgent group reviled for kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls. Then there’s the community vigilantes determined to stop the boastful terror group. Formed in 2013, the Civilian Joint Task Force has thousands of volunteers trying to drive the rebels out of the oil-producing country’s poorest region. With the corruption-hampered Nigerian military consistently failing in that mission, these volunteers are holding the line with few resources and low-budget weapons.

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