Nigerians win back towns from Islamic extremists; thousands of refugees trapped across borders

December 13, 2014 2:00 PM

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MUBI, Nigeria – With a military escort instead of the usual pomp, the Emir of Mubi was reinstalled Friday in his palace, where until recently flew the black-and-white flag of Nigeria's Islamic extremists, Boko Haram.

An army tank now guards Mubi's town gate, fortified by sandbags, as residents return from the mountain hideouts where they hid while their city was held for more than a month by the Islamic extremists.

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