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Thousands of Cameroonians flee Boko Haram

More than 10,000 panic-stricken Cameroonians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria's Borno state after attacks by Nigeria's Islamic militant group Boko Haram, government officials said.

Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two dozen villages and towns in northern Cameroon. The group also kidnapped at least 80 people during an attack on Mabass village on Sunday although the army has now rescued 30 hostages.

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Officials: 10,000 Cameroonians flee Boko Haram

Thousands of people have also fled from Boko Haram attacks in northern Nigeria. Credit: Reuters/Emmanuel Braun

More than 10,000 panic-stricken Cameroonians are fleeing border regions with Nigeria's Borno state after attacks by Nigeria's Islamic militant group Boko Haram, government officials said.

Boko Haram has, in the past month, raided at least two dozen villages and towns in northern Cameroon. The group also kidnapped at least 80 people during an attack on Mabass village on Sunday although the army has now rescued 30 hostages.

Cameroon's minister of territorial administration and decentralisation Rene Emmanuel Sadi said the insurgents are looting food and livestock, and a humanitarian and food crisis looms.

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