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US brands Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru 'terrorists'

The US has designated Nigeria's Boko Haram and Ansaru militant groups as foreign terrorist organisations.

The state department described the move as "an important" step to help Nigeria "root out violent extremism".

The BBC's Will Ross reports.

  • 13 Nov 2013
  • From the section Africa
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