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Nigeria crisis after violent clashes

Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
A young boy takes refuge in a police office after some of the villagers were held hostage by Islamist radicals in Maiduguri, northern Nigeria. Fighting raged for a second day running in this northern Nigerian city. (Getty Images)
Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
Mothers and their children flocked to the police station for safety. More than 100 people were killed during the first day of fighting. (Getty Images)
Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
Self-style Taliban militants went on the rampage, burning a policeman to death and attacking buildings. (Getty Images)
Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
Families fled as villagers were taken hostage. The hostages were later released by police. (Getty Images)
Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
Two police motorcycles lay wrecked next to a burnt out police station in the Nigerian city of Potiskum. (Getty Images)
Nigeria crisis after violent clashes
Islamic militants are rounded up by police after being arrested during crossfire with officers in Bauchi. (Getty Images)

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