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The vigilantes fighting Boko Haram

A member of the local militia group, otherwise known as CJTF, Adamu Mohammed, 23, poses for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. 

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A member of the local militia group, otherwise known as CJTF, Adamu Mohammed, 23, poses for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

A member of the local militia group, otherwise known as CJTF, Adamu Mohammed, 23, poses for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, sits for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. 


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Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, sits for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, sits for a portrait in a compound in the city of Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mohammed Ambali, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ambali, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ambali, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mohammed Jakanama, 30. 


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Mohammed Jakanama, 30. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Jakanama, 30. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Bukar Barma, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bukar Barma, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bukar Barma, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mohammed Ali, 21. 


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Mohammed Ali, 21. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ali, 21. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram.


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Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Baaka Ahmed, 25. 

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Baaka Ahmed, 25. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Baaka Ahmed, 25. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mahmud Mohammed, 25. 


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Mahmud Mohammed, 25. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mahmud Mohammed, 25. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Alkali Adamu, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, wears a shirt with an inscription. 

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Alkali Adamu, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, wears a shirt with an inscription. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Alkali Adamu, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram, wears a shirt with an inscription. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Bashir Ali, 22. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bashir Ali, 22. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Bashir Ali, 22. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Mohammed Ada, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Grema Ali, 20. 

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Grema Ali, 20. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Grema Ali, 20. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. 

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Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Dala Ishami Angwala, who was injured during a gun battle with Boko Haram. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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Abubakar Mohammed, 24. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Abubakar Mohammed, 24. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Abubakar Mohammed, 24. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
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