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Nigerian government 'not in control of whole country'

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered a massive increase in government forces in three northern states where a state of emergency has been declared.

The militant group Boko Haram is gaining territory in the north-eastern border states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.

The BBC's Will Ross, reporting from Lagos, said Mr Jonathan had made an "extraordinary statement" by saying the state was "not in control of the whole country any more."

  • 15 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
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