File - Leader of the radical Islamist sect Imam Abubakar Shekau, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo)
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At least 125 people were killed in an Islamist attack this week when gunmen rampaged through a Nigerian town near the northeast border with Cameroon, police said Wednesday.Scores of gunmen whom police suspect were from Boko Haram, the Al-Qaeda-linked group that seized the girls in the same region last week, surrounded Gamburu before dawn Monday.Police offered a $300,000 reward Wednesday for tip-offs, listing six phone numbers for anyone with "credible information" to call.The kidnappings and numerous other attacks by Boko Haram have overshadowed Nigeria's hosting of a World Economic Forum, starting in the capital Abuja Wednesday.Last month's kidnapping occurred on the day a bomb blast, also claimed by Boko Haram, killed 75 people on the outskirts of Abuja, the first attack on the capital in two years.
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