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Nigeria Resumes Mass Trial of Hundreds of Boko Haram Suspects

Hundreds of people suspected of links to Boko Haram stood trial in a detention center in central Nigeria on Monday in a resumption of the country's biggest legal investigation of the militant Islamist insurgency, authorities said.

More than 20,000 people have been killed and two million forced to flee their homes in northeastern Nigeria since Boko Haram began an insurgency in 2009 aimed at creating an Islamic state.

The justice ministry said the suspects appeared in open court, after rights groups criticized earlier hearings in which more than 1,000 people stood trial...

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Published By: Africa.,. - Monday, 12 February

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