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Calm Returns To Maiduguri As Soldiers, Civilian-JTF Fo Boko Haram Attack

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Calm has returned to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital,
after hours of shelling, bombardments and shooting
between soldiers and Boko Haram insurgents.
PREMIUM TIMES gathered that through the combined forc
of soldiers and operatives of the local vigilante, called
Civilian-JTF, hundreds of Boko Haram members were kille
and a cache of ammunitions recovered.
Though the operatives of Civilian-JTF said they were still
counting and recovering corpses, PREMIUM TIMES
gathered that apart from those that died on the frontline,
many civilians were reportedly killed by stray bullets and Ai
Force jet bombings.
In a suburb known as Abujantalakawa along Maiduguri –
Biu highway, an old man and his daughter were reportedly
hit and killed by an RPG shot by the terrorists.
About 7 persons were killed in a house near Moduganari
Street where the Air Force jet fighting the Boko Haram
terrorists dropped a bomb.
Many other persons were said to have been injured when
another bomb was fired by the military jet near Giwa
barracks.
Speaking on the attack, a top security officer in Maiduguri
said “though the (Boko Haram) boys were daring, our troo
and the Civilian-JTF put up a stiff resistance and left the
hoodlums with a bitter experience today. Over 500 of the
laid wasted out there. We have recovered several weapons
and arms which they abandoned while fleeing”.
Already, residents of the Borno capital have begun to come
out of their homes after staying indoors while the attack
occurred.
Sunday’s attack is the second by the insurgents in one we
as they continue their plot to take the Borno capital. The
military had last Sunday foiled a similar plan by the group,
who also attacked Konduga and Monguno.

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