Thousands of Cameroonians flee to Nigeria as violence flares

GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 8,000 Cameroon refugees have fled to eastern and southern Nigeria in the past two weeks, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday, as violence flared between security forces and separatist insurgents. The spike in refugees, coming in the run-up to last weekend’s general elections, brings the total number of Cameroonians who have fled to Nigeria to almost 60,000, the U.N. agency said. Conflict between Cameroon’s army and English-speaking militias seeking to form a breakaway…

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