150 killed in Nigeria

Islamists call themselves Boko Haram, meaning “education is prohibited”

Some 150 people are dead in Nigeria after Islamists carried out three attacks in the north of the country, torching a police station and causing hundreds of civilians to flee. Some of the militants follow a preacher who says that Western education is against Islamic teaching. They call themselves Boko Haram, meaning “education is prohibited.” Nigeria’s population of 150 million is split evenly between Muslims and Christians.

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