Nigerian Islamic extremists seize hometown of kidnapped schoolgirls

November 14, 2014 9:58 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized the town of Chibok, where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, prompting thousands of residents to flee.

A local official says the Boko Haram insurgents entered the town yesterday, shooting from pickup trucks and motorcycles. He says "everybody" in the town is trying to escape with their lives.

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