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Africa With violence at new heights, Nigerians weary of military's claims of success

The military retracted its claim earlier this week that it had freed most of the girls kidnapped by militants, feeding deepening public dismay in a week that saw numerous attacks.

By Heather MurdockCorrespondent / April 18, 2014

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As he waited outside a hospital on Wednesday for the body of one of his friends to be released for burial, Basiru Youseff, a young toy salesman, was bitter about government claims that they crushing the insurgency.