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UN: Nigeria Offensive Drives 40,000 Refugees into Niger

Nigeria's army offensive against Islamist militants has pushed nearly 40,000 refugees over its northern border into Niger, a U.N. agency said, in a drive that is straining food supplies in the drought-prone country. The United Nations estimated in June there were 6,000 refugees from Nigeria, but the figure has soared as President Goodluck Jonathan has stepped up attacks on Boko Haram militants. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest...

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