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National Edition News cover for January 28, 2015 - Nigerian elections could put Christians in danger: Pall bearers carry the coffins of those killed in a Christmas Day bombing at a Catholic church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Mourners wept as they carried out the mass burial Wednesday the church near Nigeria's capital where dozens died in a Christmas Day bombing by a radical Islamist sect. (AP Photo/Sunday Aghaeze)

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People stand near blood stains in the street following last night's explosion in Kano, Nigeria, Monday, May 19, 2014. A car bomb exploded in the Christian neighborhood of Nigeria's second most populous and mainly Muslim city of Kano on Sunday night, killing at least four people, police said. Five people were wounded. Police Superintendent Aderenle Shinaba said the car exploded Sunday night before the bomber reached his target of the busy restaurants and bars lining Gold Coast Street, indicating the casualties could have been much higher. It was unclear if the bomber was among them. (AP Photo)

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Nigeria over the weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to push for a peaceful vote and to seek enhanced cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism. (Associated Press)

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Children stand near the scene of an explosion in a mobile phone market in Potiskum, Nigeria, Monday Jan. 12, 2015. Two female suicide bombers targeted the busy marketplace on Sunday. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

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A coalition of women's groups stage a protest in Nigeria, demanding the release of the hundreds of schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria by the Muslim extremist group Boko Haram. More than 200 days later, the missing girls have faded from public attention. (Associated Press)

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In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, Nigerian police inspect the site of an explosion in Kano, Nigeria. Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said. Hundreds gathered to listen to a sermon in the region terrorized by attacks from the militant group Boko Haram. (AP Photo/Muhammed Giginyu)

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High-profile American political consultants linked to Democrats and later hired by politicians in Nigeria include Lanny Davis of Levick. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Passengers are seen at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. Nigerian authorities on Monday confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming setback as officials across the region battle to stop the spread of a disease that has killed more than 700 people. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan greets some schoolgirls who escaped abduction from the Chibok government secondary school in Abuja, Nigeria. Mr. Jonathan, who faces re-election in 2015, disclosed that he has authorized third parties to try to secure the rest of the girls' safe release from the extremist group Boko Haram. (Associated Press)

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Rescue workers gathered at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Police say at least 25 people were killed Wednesday by two bombings in the northern city of Kaduna. Police Commissioner Umar Usman Shehu said the first blast came after Sheik Dahiru Bauchi gave an annual Ramadan speech for thousands of faithful in an outdoor service. Sheik Bauchi is known for preaching against the violent extremism of Nigeria's Islamic militants, Boko Haram. (AP Photo)

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Newspapers on a street with headlines about Ebola Virus killing a Liberian in Lagos, Nigeria. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. An American doctor treating patients in Liberia has contracted the disease and is now receiving treatment. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Newspapers on a street with headlines about Ebola Virus killing a Liberian in Lagos, Nigeria. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. An American doctor treating patients in Liberia has contracted the disease and is now receiving treatment. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Moni Oyedepo, left, Sarah Mafe, second from right, originally from Nigeria and the United Kindom, and Eniola Mafe, right, laugh as they suddenly surround Attorney General Eric Holder to take a photo with him after Sarah Mafe is sworn in as a U.S. Citizen at a Naturalization Ceremony at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Ikechuku Obichere Chigewe of Fairfax, Va., originally from Nigeria, center, stands among 70 citizenship candidates and say the Oath of Allegiance as they are sworn in as U.S. Citizens at a Naturalization Ceremony at the Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** In this Sunday, May 18, 2014, file photo some of the parents of the kidnapped school girls sit outside a compound during a meeting in Chibok, Nigeria. At least 11 parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again. Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants, residents report. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

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Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, left, shakes hands with Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, right, at the Presidential villa, in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, July 14, 2014. Yousafzai on Monday won a promise from Nigeria's leader to meet with the parents of some of the 219 schoolgirls held by Islamic extremists for three months. Malala celebrated her 17th birthday on Monday in Nigeria with promises to work for the release of the girls from the Boko Haram movement. (AP Photo)

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Illustration on the situation in Nigeria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the situation in Nigeria by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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In this Monday, May 26, 2014, photo, the Nigerians United Against Terrorism group attends a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigeria's defense chief said Monday that the military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot use force to free them. (AP Photo/Gbenga Olamikan)

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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, April, 21. 2014, security walk past a burnt out government secondary school in Chibok, where gunmen abducted more than 200 students, Chibok, Nigeria. Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers slaughtered at least 200 civilians in three villages in northeastern Nigeria and the military failed to intervene even though it was warned that an attack was imminent, witnesses said on Thursday, June 5, 2014. (AP Photo/ Haruna Umar,File)