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** FILE ** Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Boko Haram, the radical group that once attacked only government institutions and security forces, increasingly is targeting civilians. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Photo by: Jon Gambrell
** FILE ** Young women stand in front of a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Boko Haram, the radical group that once attacked only government institutions and security forces, increasingly is targeting civilians. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

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