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Jonathan Says Boko Haram Devastating for Northern Nigeria

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency is having a “devastating” impact on three of the country’s northeastern states, President Goodluck Jonathan said.

The violence by the militants, concentrated in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states in the majority-Muslim north of Africa’s biggest oil producer, “is significant in terms of the killing and maiming of innocent people,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Africa in New York yesterday.