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Cover Story Young Nigerians choose to fight Boko Haram with books

As Boko Haram’s war against education grinds into its 10th year, a quiet counterinsurgency is also building strength. It’s a fight with unlikely front lines.

Ryan Lenora Brown/The Christian Science Monitor

In Gwoza, the gunmen arrived just after 10 a.m., skidding to a halt outside the school on motorcycles and surrounding the Nigerian students who huddled in small groups around the courtyard, frittering away the short break between their classes.

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