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Nigeria Plans to Resettle 2.2M People Despite Boko Haram Threat

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    Nigeria Plans to Resettle 2.2M People Despite Boko Haram Threat
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    In this Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, civilians who fled their homes following an attack by Islamist militants in Bama, take refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

    Nigeria is risking the lives of millions of displaced civilians by planning to return them to communities vulnerable to attack by Islamist terrorists, experts warn, NBC News reported.

    The government says it has all but defeated Boko Haram, the ISIS-allied group that was involved in the slaughter of 11,000 people last year and ranks among the world's deadliest terror organizations.

    President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that he will "start in earnest" to return an estimated 2.2 million citizens who have been forced to flee their homes.