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Nigeria Says Toll in Latest Boko Haram Attack Above 300

The death toll in an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on a town near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon this week has exceeded 300, a local official said.

Those killed by the Islamist group in the northeastern town of Gamboru included 16 police, Bakura Mustapha, chairman of the local government in the Ngala district of Borno State, said by phone late yesterday. He said an unspecified number of the victims were traders from Cameroon who had come to the town for market day.