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US declares Boko Haram 9th deadliest terrorist group

14 November 2013, 10:18

Abuja - The United States Government has declared terrorist group, Boko Haram the ninth deadliest terrorist group in the world, Vanguard reports.

The United States government, which on Wednesday formally designated Nigerian terrorist groups, Boko Haram and Ansaru, as terrorist organizations, said the leader of Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekau is the ninth most dangerous foreign terrorist in the world.

Since its insurgency in 2009,  Boko Haram has been responsible for dangerous attacks on government offices, schools, churches, mosques and other locations. The group is also responsible for over 3 000 deaths

Terrorist group, Ansaru is a breakaway faction of the Boko Haram that earlier in 2013 kidnapped and executed seven international construction workers.

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