U.S. mulls special ops mission to support Nigeria’s Boko Haram fight

By Emma Farge DAKAR (Reuters) – The United States has offered to send a special operations mission to Nigeria to help the West African country fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM) said on Friday. African armies routed the militant group from much of its self-proclaimed caliphate in northeastern Nigeria last year.

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