Nigerians Attacked By Militants Leaving Country

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Residents of a border town repeatedly attacked by Islamic extremists, who last week killed more than 300 people, say they are moving across the border to Cameroon because they cannot trust Nigeria's military to protect them.

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Residents of Gamboru tell The Associated Press that a week after the last attack they still are finding bodies.

A town official says the extremists killed more than 300 people and bombed and burned out more than 1,000 shops, dozens of homes and 314 trucks and cars. They also badly damaged a bridge linking Nigeria to neighboring Chad and Cameroon.

Residents say soldiers abandoned the town when they warned extremists were about to attack. They spoke Sunday during a visit by the state governor.

Thousands have been killed in the 5-year-old Islamic uprising.

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