Boko Haram targets Arabs in reprisal for Chad offensive

March 12, 2015 1:44 PM

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FOTOKOL, Cameroon (Reuters) - Boko Haram is carrying out ethnic reprisals against Arabic speakers in northern Nigeria, accusing them of aiding Chad's army fighting against the Islamist group, military officers and residents say.

Cameroonian military authorities say these attacks against Shuwa Arabs, an ethnic group speaking the form of Arabic common in Chad, have forced some 10,000 refugees from Nigeria across the border into Cameroon in recent weeks.

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