Nigeria

Nigerian Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram Accused of Killing Civilians

Becoming less clear who the good guys are in this fight

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Human rights groups are accusing Nigeria's Joint Task Force of killing civilians in its fight against the armed group Boko Haram.

The group has claimed responsibility for killing thousands of people since it was founded in 2002.

Boko Haram, which means "Western education is forbidden", says it wants to create an Islamic state in Muslim-dominated northern Nigeria.