Internally Displaced People receiving food in Madagali camp in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa State August 21, 2014. (AFP Photo/Olatunji Omirin)
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Boko Haram Tuesday attempted to blow up a bridge on the Nigerian border with Cameroon after overrunning a town and sending residents and soldiers fleeing, police and locals said.Boko Haram stormed Gamboru Ngala early Monday and by evening had taken over the police station, a military barracks and vocational training center, where they had based themselves, locals said.Boko Haram has in recent weeks switched tactics from hit-and-run attacks to attempting to seize and hold territory and have proclaimed one captured town, Gwoza, as part of an "Islamic caliphate".Troops were chased out of the town of Gulak, the administrative headquarters for the region some 20 kilometers away from Madagali.
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