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Nigerians fleeing besieged city seek Cameroon refuge

Posted: September 4, 2014 at 4:48 a.m.

A woman and her daughter arrive Wednesday to seek refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, after fleeing Islamic militants who attacked their home city of Bama in northeastern Nigeria.

A woman and her daughter arrive Wednesday to seek refuge at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, after fleeing Islamic militants who attacked their home city of Bama in northeastern Nigeria.

Thousands of refugees are fleeing northeast Nigeria into Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency reported Wednesday, as extremists pursue a new strategy to hold land they are calling an "Islamic caliphate," or state ruled by Islamic law.

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