The War Against Boko Haram (Part 3)

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Since 2009, the militant Islamist group known as Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in northern Nigeria. Instilling terror through bombings, abductions, and beheadings, Boko Haram is fighting to create an Islamic state in the most populous country in Africa.

VICE News traveled to Nigeria where the country’s army has ramped up its fight against Boko Haram, whose rise has caused a state of emergency. As the only journalists on the front line in northern Nigeria, we witnessed the beginning of the largest military insurgency to date.

In the final part of this three part series, VICE News correspondent Kaj Larsen embeds with the Nigerian army on their assault on Bama, one of the last Boko Haram strongholds, as well as joining a fully operational air wing supplied by private military contractors assisting in the fight against the militant group.

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20 thoughts on “The War Against Boko Haram (Part 3)

  1. This is why civilians have to many opinions on war when they shouldn't. I served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. You people aren't meant to see what it's like. Its hell on earth.l ok l? That's all you need to know. It sucks getting shot and blown up and it sucks losing friends there that's it, that's war

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