Confusion in Maiduguri as Boko Haram insurgents attack city

By our reporter| Suspected BokoHaram insurgents on Tuesday evening attacked Maiduguri, Borno State capital, killing some residents in the process.

According to various reports, the gunmen stormed a part of the town known as Twange, shooting in different directions.

A witness told a national publication how the attack unfolded.

“Adam Kolo, a businessman, was among those who were killed. It was a stray bullet that hit him right inside his house,” the resident said.

“The gunmen stood at a distance and started shooting everywhere. We don’t know who they are. They just kept on firing and some persons were killed inside their homes.

“We also learnt that they went to other parts of the town but I can’t confirm this.”

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According to another resident, the insurgents attacked Kaleri neighborhood in the state capital, firing rocket-propelled grenades into people’s houses, and many persons were killed.

He said the rocket hit a popular bridge in the area and destroyed, many houses.

Another resident said another attack was staged through “Simari behind University of Maiduguri.

Tuesday’s attack was the first in the heavily garrisoned state capita by the insurgents and it came on the day the military said it had liberated Marte, a town in the state overran by the insurgents last week.

Attacks in the past had been limited to the outskirts of the city.

The human casualties are yet to be ascertained.


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