Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city




 
--
Boots
 
January 25th, 2015  
News Manager
 

Topic: Suspected Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city


By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants began attacking Nigeria's major northeastern city of Maiduguri just after midnight on Sunday, military, government and local sources said. At around 9 am (0300 ET) on Sunday, a Reuters witness said shelling could be heard and that military helicopters were circling the city. The militants began the attack at the edge of the city in the Njimtilo area. Boko Haram has waged a five-year insurgency to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Africa's biggest economy.

More...
 


Similar Topics
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap around 80 in Cameroon
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria
Boko Haram militants attack northeast town near Cameroon border
Nigeria Boko Haram attack causes over 15,000 to flee
Mosul falls to militants, Iraqi forces flee northern city