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City-wide Motorbike Ban in Maiduguri, Nigeria Aims to Halt Boko Haram Violence

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In the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, Borno State, city officials have completely banned the use of motorbikes in an attempt to reduce violent attacks carried out by gunmen using these vehicles. These violent attacks have been attributed to the local Islamic sect known as Boko Haram, which lead an armed uprising in 2009, and…

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