1. Name Boko Haram is usually translated as "Western education is forbidden".
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15. Several days after the bombing, Boko Haram claimed responsibility via Twitter, signing as "Islamic State, West Africa province".
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23. The US government does not believe Boko Haram is currently affiliated with al Qaeda Central, despite periodic pledges of support and solidarity from its leadership for al-Qaeda, but is particularly concerned about ties between Boko Haram and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (including "likely sharing funds, training, and explosive materials").
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24. Efforts to cooperate in freeing the Chibok schoolgirls had faltered, largely due to mutual distrust; the infiltration of the military by Boko Haram meant that US officials were wary of sharing raw intelligence data, and the Nigerian military had failed to supply information that might have aided US drone flights in locating the kidnapped girls.
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