Boko Haram Storms Maiduguri


Islamic militant group Boko Haram Wednesday evening stormed Maiduguri, shooting sporadically and forcing residents of the troubled city living around the southern flank of the town to flee.

An officer with Nigeria’s secret police, the State Security Service, who asked not to be named because he had no permission to speak with journalists, was quoted by Premium Times to have said: “The attack is going on in Kayamla village right at the outskirts of Maiduguri.”

Spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col Tukur Gusau, told journalists troops had moved in to ensure that the situation was brought under control. “Please be calm as we are right on top of the situation,” he said.