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

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PARIS (AP) - 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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