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Boko Haram Regroups, Attacks Maiduguri

Posted: May 13, 2015 at 9:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Despite the ongoing onslaught against the terror group in the North-East, Boko Haram seems to have regrouped, as a fresh attack on Wednesday sent thousands of Maiduguri residents living near the Nigerian Army Giwa Barracks running for their lives when terrorists struck in the evening, firing sporadically, with the barracks as their main target.

An eyewitness told newsmen that the attack commenced at about 6:30pm and was heralded by distant gunshots.

Residents living in the southern part of town fled their homes despite the 7pm curfew.

An officer of the State Security Service, who spoke off-record, said, “The attack is  going on in Kayamla village on the outskirts of Maiduguri.”

Kayamla is about 10 kilometres from Maiduguri town.

In his reaction, spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army,  Col. Tukur Gusau,  told journalists that troops had moved in to  bring the situation under control.

He said, “Please be calm as we are right on top of the situation.”