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Military Imposes Curfew On Maiduguri Over Insurgents’ Foiled Attack On Army Barracks

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam – The Nigerian Military has imposed a 24 hour curfew on the areas affected by the Wednesday renewed attack launched by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, North Eastern Nigeria.

Having faced with resistance of counter attack with the militants, in attempt to take over the 7 Division of Nigeria Army, Giwa in the State capital, the Military in a statement, issued by the Division’s Spokesperson, Colonel Tukur Gusau confirmed the development.

He indicated that in view of the recent development within Maiduguri metropolis “a 24hr curfew is hereby imposed on the city”, adding the decision was taken “to protect lives and property of innocent and law-abiding people of Maiduguri”.

He expressed appreciation over the support and cooperation given to the Nigerian Army, noting that the situation was under control.

The deadly Boko Haram Wednesday night in a renewed onslaught, made a failed attempt to invade Maiduguri and the barracks, but suffered setback owing to counter by the soldiers.

The exchanges between the insurgents and army took place at kayamla village, a suburb of Maiduguri.

Consequently, hundreds of the residents and those live around the barracks left their homes and fled for safety.


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