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    In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more(a) 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.

    While doing so the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200 kilometers (125 miles) to florida in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting a multitude of trapped as well as children, in accordance with Vandu Kainu and also other escaping survivors.

    Adamawa state legislator Adamu Kamale appealed for troops to defend civilians in Michika, where six villages they are under attack. "The attacks have continued since Friday without the need of presence of security operatives," he complained.

    The multiple attacks come as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital nearly 1,000 miles (in excess of 1,500 kilometers) southwest of Maiduguri, to encourage peaceful elections on Feb. 14 in Africa's most populous country.

    "This is the greatest democratic election around the continent," Kerry said. "Given the stakes, it's absolutely critical that these elections be conducted peacefully - they are credible, transparent and accountable."

    Kerry met with President Goodluck Jonathan with his fantastic chief rival candidate, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. Kerry told reporters afterward he won pledges from both to stay away from violence.

    He also issued advice: Anyone accountable for inciting post-election mayhem will probably be barred admission to america, where countless Nigerians live.

    Kerry promised more U.S. support within the combat with Boko Haram should the elections take place peacefully and democratically.

    A lot more than 800 everyone was killed in northern protests after Buhari, a Muslim northerner, lost 2011 elections to Jonathan, a Christian on the south.

    Boko Haram has denounced democracy and would like to make an Islamic state of Nigeria, whose population of approximately 170 million is divided almost equally between Muslims inside north and Christians south.

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