Fighting in northern Nigeria leaves 185 dead - Update

In ongoing armed conflict between the military and the Boko Haram Islamist militant group, another battle took place on the weekend leaving at least 185 people dead in Baga, a fishing community on Lake Chad. There has been no breakdown of the numbers of troops killed versus civilians, but some reports indicate that civilians were used as shields.

Many countries advise their citizens to reconsider the need travel to Nigeria and advise to avoid all travel to certain areas due to lack of personal security and ongoing armed conflict.

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