Nigerian troops flee Boko Haram across border: Cameroon

A screengrab taken on August 24, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows alleged group members at an undisclosed locationYaoundé (AFP) – Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers fled across the border to neighbouring Cameroon because of fears of attack from Boko Haram Islamists, Cameroon security sources told AFP on Monday. “Some 500 Nigerian soldiers took refuge in the far north (of Cameroon) on Sunday,” said a police officer stationed in the region. “They fled because they feared an attack by Boko Haram. Boko Haram has shown an increasing ability to strike almost at will in northeast Nigeria, where it wants to create a hardline Islamic state, with apparently little or no resistance from the military.

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