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Heavy Gun Battle With Boko Haram In Maiduguri

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Explosions and gunfire have rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, this evening as Nigerian Armed Forces engaged Boko Haram terrorists in a fierce battle.

The militants have been attacking Dailori and Walonri villages, on outskirts of Maiduguri, since 7:23pm and continuing at the time of publication.

Some University of Maiduguri students residing at 202 Housing Estate are now running for their lives as the conflict rages.

Hauwa Ba’na, a 300 level of Political Science student, said  ”we are crying in our hostel because the explosions are loud and everyone is panicking.”

A Civilian Joint Task Force confirmed the attack to newsmen he said ”we are under attack by Boko Haram. There is heavy fighting with military in Dalori and Wanori.”

The military continues to fight back Boko Haram at the filing of this report.

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