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Nigeria leader: Boko Haram is 'al-Qaida operation'

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 17, 2014 at 10:29 a.m.

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French President Francois Hollande, right, poses with Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan during the "Paris' Security in Nigeria summit", at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Leaders from Africa as well as officials from the United States, Britain and France meet to coordinate a response to Boko Haram, the fundamentalist group that abducted more than 300 girls and is accused of hundreds of deaths in the past year alone.

— Nigeria's president says Boko Haram, which is holding more than 200 girls captive, is "acting clearly as an al-Qaida operation" and is no longer a local problem.

President Goodluck Jonathan joined four other African leaders and representatives of France, Britain and the U.S. on Saturday to hammer out details of an international response to the Islamic extremist group.

French President Francois Hollande said the effort will involve sharing intelligence, protecting borders, and quick action in a crisis.

Hollande also emphasized that Boko Haram had clearly established ties with other terror groups in Africa, making it a problem throughout the continent and beyond.

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