The latest attack by alleged Boko Haram militants has left hundreds dead in northeastern Nigeria, survivors say. Separately, the Nigerian government is communicating with citizens about efforts to counter violence and terrorism.
The United Nations refugee agency says that 6,000 Nigerians have fled to Niger to escape the conflict between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram rebels. The refugees are straining Niger's resources, which have been affected by drought.
Nigerian troops stormed a compound held by the Islamic militants of Boko Haram, killing 100 and tracking them as they fled. Boko Haram leader Mohammed Yusuf and 300 of his followers escaped, while the fighting forced 1,000 people to join about the 3,000 refugees displaced during four days of fighting.