Residents of Nigerian town flee suspected extremist attack

December 1, 2014 8:55 AM

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DAMATURU, Nigeria – Explosions and gunfire erupted before dawn Monday in the northeast Nigerian town of Damaturu, sending some residents fleeing into the bush and others cowering in their homes in the latest attack by suspected Islamic extremists.

Resident Garba Musa said attackers from Boko Haram group targeted a police base on the outskirts of Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.

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