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Even as evidence mounts of Boko Haram's ties to the Islamic State, the Nigerian rebel group has been driven from most of its recently-held territory. Yet as Nigeria's new president prepares to take office, Boko Haram may already be making a comeback.
This map report illustrates areas of known and possible Boko Haram control in Nigeria, and for the first time shows the full area of the Sambisa Forest, the rebels' last-resort hideout. The report includes a summary and timeline of events since our previous Boko Haram control map in March.
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Exclusive map report includes:
- Map of Boko Haram's overall area of control in Nigeria, updated to May 28, 2015.
- Detailed mapping of each town under Boko Haram's influence, as well as most locations of recent attacks.
- New: Full outline of the Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram's vast safe haven.
- Summary and detailed timeline of territorial changes and major events since late March, with links to sources.
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