Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2,000 flee Borno to Niger Republic

Culled from Punch
More than 2,000 Nigerians living in
border villages in Borno State have reportedly fled as a result of the
ongoing military operations targeted at routing insurgents from the area
under the emergency rule.
The fleeing villagers were said to have headed to the neighbouring Niger Republic.
“Most of the residents of border
villages of Borno have fled to Niger. About 2,000 people from Abadan,
Malam Fatori and other villages are now refugees in Difa, Niger
Republic,” a top security officer told one of our correspondents on
The source said that the Joint Military
Task Force was on the trail of members of the Boko Haram sect, who were
dislodged from the Sambisa Game Reserve and other camps on Thursday in
Borno State.
It was learnt that residents of
Maiduguri and other communities far from the border, who did not want to
be caught in the cross-fire had also fled to some neighbouring states,
including Kano and Bauchi
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