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Vanguard, March 09, 2015
Niger and Chad launched major joint ground and air strikes against Boko Haram in Nigeria Sunday, one day after the militants formally pledged allegiance to ISIS and killed at least 50 in Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria.
The joint military operation represents a new regional push to end the terrorist group's six-year insurgency.
Nigerian daily Vanguard features a front-page photo of victims receiving treatment after Saturday's four bomb blasts — the worst attacks in the country since Boko Haram members tried to seize the town earlier this year.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Vanguard is a daily newspaper based in Lagos, Nigeria. It was founded in 1983.