Boko Haram extremists seize key multinational military base on Nigeria's border with Chad

January 5, 2015 6:45 AM

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BAUCHI, Nigeria – Fleeing civilians say Boko Haram Islamic extremists have overpowered a multinational military force and seized their key base on Nigeria's border with Chad.

Nigerians who escaped by canoe from Baga town to Chad say many soldiers and civilians were killed while others drowned trying to escape hundreds of insurgents firing rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles.

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