Nigerian Islamists issue ultimatum
Minority Christians in the northern Nigerian town of Damatura are fleeing to the south of the country after being told to get out by militant Islamists.
The Christians have been given three days to leave by the Islamist Boko Haram group after Nigeria’s president said he was sending in government troops to root out the insurgents.
Damatura, which has been a flashpoint of recent Boko Haram attacks, has become deserted as people stayed away to avoid being caught up in the military build-up.
Nigeria is divided by the mainly Christian community in the south and the Muslim north.