Boko Haram
Boko Haram

The rogue sect invaded the city around 18:30, shooting guns and unleashing explosives.

Boko Haram
Boko Haram

“We had just finished evening prayer in the mosque when we began to hear the barrages of artillery fire and sound of gunfire,” said local Shehu Mala.

“All the residents in the area fled their homes to other parts of the city.”

Per Second News gathered that Nigeria’s military responded with artillery fire, forcing the attackers to retreat.

The attack comes just days before Buhari’s self-imposed deadline to stamp out the group expires on December 31, and in the same week that he said Nigeria has “technically” defeated the terrorist group.
It was not immediately clear if there had been any casualties from the fighting.

“We have to wait until the morning to have a good picture of the aftermath of the clash, because it happened in the dark,” said Babakura Kolo, a civilian vigilante assisting the military.



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