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The Red Cross in Nigeria says many of those who were killed in clashes on Monday between troops and members of an Islamist sect in Bauchi were children.
39 people had died - some 60% of them students aged between nine and 15. He said some of the victims had been shot, but most had been attacked with machetes and knives.
An army officer who was sent from a nearby base to speak to the sect's leaders was killed with a machete, he added.