Thursday, June 8, 2017

Boko Haram Launches New Attacks In Nigeria

Reuters: Boko Haram make biggest raid on Nigeria's Maiduguri in 18 months

Boko Haram insurgents launched their biggest attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri in 18 months on Wednesday night, the eve of a visit by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to war refugees sheltering there.

Police said that 14 people were killed before government troops beat back the raid.

Maiduguri is the center of the eight-year-old fight against Boko Haram, which has been trying to set up an Islamic caliphate in the northeast.

The fighters attacked the city's suburbs with anti-aircraft guns and several suicide bombers, said Damian Chukwu, police commissioner of Borno State, of which Maiduguri is the capital.

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More News On Boko Haram Launching New Attacks In Nigeria

13 dead, including Boko Haram attackers, in Nigerian city -- Washington Post/AP
Boko Haram militants attack Maiduguri -- The Guardian/AFP
Suspected Boko Haram Fighters Attack Nigeria’s Maiduguri -- VOA
Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian City Before Vice President Visit -- Bloomberg
Boko Haram: Nigerian Militants Launch Biggest Attack in Over a Year on Northern City -- Newsweek
Thousands Of Residents Flee As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attempted Siege On Maiduguri -- Nigeria Today

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