In north-eastern Nigeria, a group of young men and women are taking the fight against Boko Haram into their own hands. Calling themselves the Civilian Joint Task Force, they say the army has failed to protect the people. The vigilante group was formed in 2013 with the aim of driving the Islamist fighters out of their towns and cities. These young people armed themselves not just with guns but also with daggers, machetes, sticks, and iron bars. But some fear these young people might one day themselves be the cause of trouble. DW’s Alicia Prager reports from Maiduguri.
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