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UN says some 30,000 people flee new Nigeria fighting

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Some 30,000 people have fled fresh fighting in northeastern Nigeria, the United Nations said Wednesday, amid what the government has called an extremist resurgence.

The clashes between Nigeria's military and armed groups near Lake Chad late last month triggered "massive displacement" and a "humanitarian tragedy," said the statement by the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon.

The fighting also has caused some 260 aid workers to leave conflict-a...