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Nigeria fighting 'kills scores' in Baga

22 April 2013 Last updated at 20:18 BST

Intense fighting between the military and Islamist militants in northern Nigeria is reported to have killed at least 185 people, however the army has disputed this figure.

Rocket-propelled grenades and heavy gunfire bombarded the remote town of Baga near the border with Chad for hours on Friday evening, officials say.

Some 40% of the town was destroyed by fire, one rescue worker said.

Nigeria faces a long-running insurgency in its predominantly Muslim north.

Tomi Oladipo reports.

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