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My response to this is that it shows how important it is to have a good governmental system that can make people feel like they have an equal share in a country. In Nigeria, the power of Boko Haram seems to be driven in part by the fact that the government is corrupt and can at times be brutal. When such a situation exists, people are likely to want to put their faith in their "own kind" rather than seeing themselves as part of a larger country. This leads to this sort of "us against them" violence.
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