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Many killed as extremists attack Nigerian town

Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors. Residents of Damboa town called The Associated Press to say they were "piling up corpses." Half the town is up in flames, say civilian defense fighters there according to Nigerian Vigilante Group spokesman Abbas Gava. Well-armed Islamic extremists attacked as residents were preparing for the 5:00am dawn prayers and the...

Storm lashes four districts

Storm lashes four districts

Nor'westers, short-lived storms locally known as Kalbaishakhi, left 14 people, including four of a family, dead and 85 others injured late Sunday night in four districts. Homes, crops, shops and trees were destroyed and vast areas in several districts were left without power. Wind gusts of one of the storms were reportedly so powerful that...

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