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Emir: Tackle poverty and birth rate to end Boko Haram

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Britain's Prince Charles (R) shares a light moment with the Emir of Kano Lamido Sanusi as they look at a book during his meeting with traditional leaders at the British High Commission residence in Abuja on November 6, 2018. (Photo by AFOLABI SOTUNDE / POOL / AFP)

KANO, Nov 14 — One of Nigeria’s leading and respected Islamic figures yesterday renewed calls to tackle endemic poverty and rapid population growth to help end deadly Boko Haram violence.

More than 27,000 people have been killed since the start of the insurgency in the country’s remote northeast in 2009 and 1.8 million are still homeless.

Nigeria’s government and military maintains it has severely weakened the jihadists to the point of defeat but attacks remain a constant threat to civilians and soldiers.

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The Malay Mail Online

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