Thousands flee after Boko Haram attack

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KANO, Nigeria: Boko Haram on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) overran a border town in northeast Nigeria, forcing residents and soldiers to flee in the latest indication of the militants’ growing ability to strike at will and unchecked. The attack on Gamboru Ngala came after the town was almost entirely destroyed in a devastating assault in May that left more than 300 people dead and prompted outrage at the lack of military response. Many residents sought refuge from the latest strike across the border in the northern Cameroon town of Fotokol, where Cameroonian troop reinforcements were sent, a security service source told Agence France-Presse.

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