Boko Haram in Gun Battle With Security Forces
Boko Haram terrorists have launched an attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, it was learnt last night.
Residents said the insurgents are in a heavy exchange of fire from Molai village on the Damboa-Biu road.
A worker with Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Aliyu, said they were stranded in the office as all access roads were blocked.
Another resident said they were locked down by traffic as many people are hurriedly going home.
Details of the attack were still sketchy as at last night.
The Army have however called on the residents to remain indoors and not panic.
A statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Kingsley Samuel, said the situation was under control. It, however, urged the people to be vigilant.
The statement reads: “The public is requested not to panic and discountenance rumours of Boko Haram presence.
“You are further enjoined to please remain at home and be vigilant. The security situation in Maiduguri is under control.”
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