Boko Haram Launches Fresh Attack On Maiduguri
Some residents told Channels Television that the attackers launched the offensive through an area called “Cashew Plantation” which is behind Giwa Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th Division of the Nigerian army.
Our correspondent in Maiduguri, Blessing Tunor, confirmed that there were heavy gunshots, adding that residents in the state scampered to their homes when they got wind of the attack, while those living close to Giwa Barracks ran in different directions to avoid being caught in the crossfire.
Meanwhile, the Hausa Service of the BBC reports that an official of the Nigerian Army also confirmed the attack, adding that they are trying to repel the attack.
The Boko haram militants have suffered losses in recent times, following a fresh onslaught by the Nigerian military, leading to the recapture of territories formerly controlled by the insurgents and the rescue of over a thousand people held in captivity in various locations in the northeast, many of them women and children.
Only recently, the military announced that it had raided Sambisa Forest, believed to be the last stronghold of the terrorists, and rescued numerous women and children as well.