Boko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote

March 29, 2015 2:37 PM

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Fleeing residents say scores of Boko Haram extremists are advancing on Nigeria's northeastern city of Bauchi and soldiers are engaging them with heavy gunfire. Fighter jets flew above the city.

The fighting comes as Nigerians continue to vote in some areas in a critical presidential election that the extremists have threatened to disrupt.

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