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epa03701818 Nigerian soldiers fire rifles on a shooting range in Bauchi, Nigeria, 15 May 2013.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (not pictured) on 14 May 2013 declared a state of emergency in three north-eastern Nigerian states hardest hit by the radical Islamist Boko Haram insurgency. More security forces would be deployed to these areas to flush out Islamist insurgents, but all political office holders in the three states would remain in office, Jonathan said on 14 May. EPA/DEJI YAKE