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Breaking: Scores Killed as Boko Haram Tries to Infiltrate Maiduguri in Large Number


Barely 24 hours after the Boko Haram insurgents attacked a Nigerian Airforce helicopter, another attempt was made by the sects to infiltrate Maiduguri in large number on Thursday night, which resulted in a battle with the Nigerian Army.
Reports say, in the ensuing battle dozens of Boko Haram members, including civilians were killed.
Sources said many of the Boko Haram members, who tried to enter Maiduguri were mostly suicide bombers.
The multiple incidents started at about 11:30pm on Thursday, when a female suicide bomber sneaked into a convoy of vehicles waiting for military escort to Gamboru Ngala on Friday morning.
She was followed by armed members of the sect which resulted in sporadic exchange of gunfire and sound of explosions around Muna Garage general area of the metropolis.
Unconfirmed report also has it that six members of civilian JTF sustained critical injuries while attempting to repel the attacks.
A member of Civilian JTF, Usman Ali in a telephone call last night said, “Boko Haram terrorists including suicide bombers tried to storm Maiduguri metropolitan but our gallant soldiers defeated them.
They tried to infiltrate the city through the newly constructed customs house where thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs from Ajiri and Anadua communities of Mafa Local Government Area were camped.
“A privileged information indicated that most of the dreaded insurgents were killed by our gallant troops of ‘Operations Lafiya Dole’.
“However unspecified number of innocent people lost their lives, with others seriously injured”. Ali said.
Residents of 505 Abba Hana Terab Housing Estate which is located close to the scene, confirmed the attacks, pointing out that, most of them had to vacate the Estate and hanged at the gate during the encounter, and after about an hour ago, they started seeing security agencies and ambulances conveying those affected from Muna Garage Customs camp to hospitals.

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