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Civilians who had just recently arrived in Yola prepare to flee again, this time in a large open-top truck headed to the city of Jos. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again

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#BringBackOurGirls" campaigners participate in a lamentation parade in Abuja, in early November, as more towns in Nigeria come under attack from Boko Haram. Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Ramatu Usman, shown here with one of her sons, is a 37-year-old mother of eight. She says she was separated from one of her sons, 6-year-old Yahaya Buba, following an attack. He is still missing. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption

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For Nigerians Fleeing Boko Haram, A Desperate Life On The Run

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People inspect the site of a suicide bomb explosion at the Government Science Technical College in Potiskum, Nigeria, Monday. Survivors say a bomber disguised in a school uniform detonated explosives during an assembly at the school. Adamu Adamu/AP hide caption

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Bombing At Nigerian High School Kills Dozens

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People call for the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok region, during a protest earlier this month. Boko Haram, the group that took the girls, says they have been "married off." Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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A man poses with a sign in front of police officers in riot gear during a demonstration calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of a government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria, on Tuesday. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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Earlier this month, people demonstrated in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, calling on the government to rescue girls taken from a secondary school in Chibok region in April. Now there are reports that militants of the extremist Boko Haram movement have kidnapped more girls. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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This week, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai met with some of the girls who escaped Boko Haram's captivity. The Islamic extremist group gained attention in April when it kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria. Many girls are still missing. Olamikan Gbemiga/AP hide caption

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Nigeria's Boko Haram 'More Extreme Than Al-Qaida,' Journalist Says

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Nigeria's chief of defense staff Air Marshal Alex S. Badeh speaks during a demonstration in Abuja calling for the rescue of girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok. Badeh says the government knows where the girls are — but that a rescue attempt would endanger their lives. Gbenga Olamikan/AP hide caption

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference after attending the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. Hagel confirmed that the U.S. was using drones to search for 270 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. Mandel Ngan/AP hide caption

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