Boko Haram Torches Village, Kills Children in Latest Attacks

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Boko Haram killed at least 65 people in a series of shootings and firebomb attacks on a Nigerian village and refugee camps over the weekend, burning children alive and using suicide bombers to blow up survivors, according to witnesses. The attacks come just over a month after Nigeria's president said the country had "won the war" against the Islamist extremist group, which came to notoriety when it kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014. We get the latest on the attacks and the status of the group, which has reportedly killed about 20,000 people and displaced 2.5 million from their homes.

Guests:

John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; author of "Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink"

Michelle Faul, bureau chief in Lagos, Nigeria, Associated Press

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