Africa Nigeria considers possible 'troop surge' to fight Boko Haram

The West African country has announced it may recall troops serving abroad to boost its campaign against the Islamic militants. The new strategy comes amid mounting criticism of the government's failure to rein in Boko Haram.

By , Staff Writer

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Nigeria has announced it may bring home its soldiers deployed abroad to help fight the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a move that could have significant security implications across Africa.