Nigeria Boko Haram victories may not boost Jonathan in poll

March 19, 2015 4:05 PM

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Nigeria Boko Haram victories may not boost Jonathan in poll

LAGOS (Reuters) - A spate of victories against Boko Haram has pushed the militants out of much of the territory they controlled in Nigeria, but that is unlikely to do much to boost President Goodluck Jonathan's bid for re-election by divided voters next week.

At the start of this year the Islamist militants had seized an area the size of Belgium in Africa's biggest economy and were slaughtering civilians at will, a crisis authorities cited as a reason for delaying the poll by six weeks to March 28.

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