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Nigeria imposes curfew in campaign against Islamists

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Nigeria's military on Saturday imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of a northeastern city as soldiers pressed on with a campaign against Boko Haram Islamists that has sent people fleeing from their homes. 

Nigerian troops patrol the streets of the remote northeast town of Baga, Borno State on April 30, 2013. Residents of Borno have fled their homes as military fighter jets and helicopters carried out heavy air strikes on Boko Haram Islamist camps.

Nigeria launched the sweeping operation this week, deploying thousands of troops across three states where President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency after the Islamists seized territory and chased out the government.

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