Thousands Flee as Nigeria Battles Boko Haram



Author:
ALJazeeraEnglish
Publisher:
ALJazeeraEnglish
Publication Date:
22 November 2012
Tags:
West Africa, Nigeria, Conflict, Peace and Security, Arms and Military Affairs

Thousands of people have fled violence in northeastern Nigeria's Yobe and Borno states. The civilians are caught in a bloody struggle between Nigerian security forces and Boko Haram, an armed Muslim group fighting against Western influence. Young men form the bulk of the displaced and some claim they have been wrongly accused of attacking government forces. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Adow reports from Dagawda in Nigeria.




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