Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

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Nigerian Troops
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria May 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian troops pushed back an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the outskirts of Borno state capital Maiduguri in the early hours of Saturday, a Reuters reporter and military source said.
The attack occured barely a day after the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who swore to crush the Islamist militant group and move the command centre of defence to the Borno state capital.
Gunshots from high-calibre weapons could be heard between about 1 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. (1200-0120 GMT) from the southwestern part of the city.
A military source said the shooting took place around …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper