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Metro 37,000 flee Boko Haram battles with Nigerian soldiers - PM News

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More than 37,000 people have fled violence between the army and Boko Haram insurgents in northern Nigeria for neighbouring Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday.

According to the latest report from the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), “37,332 people fleeing clashes in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa in the north of Nigeria have been registered in Diffa, southeast Niger”.

Nearly 29,000 people that have escaped were Niger nationals living in Nigeria while the rest are Nigerians. The number includes many women and children.

Borno, Yobe and Adamawa all lie along the border with Niger.

Source: PM News

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