Thousands flee north-east Nigeria after devastating Boko Haram attack

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More than 8,000 refugees cross border into Cameroon after Nigerian town of Rann is burned to the ground

Thousands of people have fled into Cameroon from north-east Nigeria following violent attacks by a faction of the militant group Boko Haram, which looted and destroyed large parts of a major town.

More than 8,000 refugees have crossed the border into Bodo after the attacks on the Nigerian town of Rann on Monday, in which at least 10 people are thought to have been killed. Homes and humanitarian organisations’ buildings were burned down.

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