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'Scores killed' in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Islamist group Boko Haram militants seized a northeastern Nigerian town of Bama, killing scores of people and driving thousands of residents from their homes, Reuters reported.

Map: Bama, Nigeria Credit: Google m

Reports say at least 5,000 people fled when the Islamists overrun the town, 70 km from the norteastern Borno state capital of Maiduguri.

Around 645,000 people have been internally displaced in Nigeria, UN said. Credit: Reuters

Adrian Edwards, spokesman for the UN refugees agency, said around 645,000 people are internally displaced in Nigeria because of the fighting.