Nigeria's Boko Haram seizes unguarded town in northeast

by Reuters
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 15:22 GMT

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Sept 3 - Boko Haram insurgents have seized an unguarded town in northeast Nigeria without a shot being fired, witnesses said on Wednesday.

"They went preaching in the whole town asking people to leave government work and join them to do the work of Allah," said Musa Abdullahi, a trader who escaped from the town of Bara, in Yobe state.

(Reporting by Joe Hemba,; Writing by Tim Cocks, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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