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Boko Haram, explained in 3 minutes

Joss Fong is a founding member of the Vox video team and a producer focused on science and tech. She holds a master's degree in science, health, and environmental reporting from NYU.

The Islamist group Boko Haram has been launching increasingly frequent and deadly attacks in northern Nigeria over the past year, and has recently expanded into Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. Over 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes, just as Nigeria prepares for a general election. Watch the video above to learn about the roots of unrest in Nigeria.

Further reading:

The crisis in Nigeria, in 11 maps and charts

The real roots of Nigeria's Boko Haram problem

Both sides are losing in Nigeria's war on Boko Haram. Who will lose faster?