Heavy Gunfire As Boko Haram Launches Attack At Maiduguri


Boko Haram is launching a daring attack on Maiduguri, capital of Borno State right now.

Details are coming in in bits but heavu gunfire has been reported by people in the capital.

Stay tuned….

PremiumTimes Update by Sani Tukur and Ola Audu

Thousands of Maiduguri residents living around the Nigerian Army’s Giwa barracks of Nare currently fleeing their homes as Boko Haram terrorists launched a late evening attack, PREMIUM TIMES can reports.

The attack which commenced at about 6:30pm Wednesday was heralded with distant echoes of gun shots that continued to get louder and louder.

Residents of the troubled city who are living around the southern flank of the town had to defy the 7p.m. curfew to flee.

An officer with SSS who asked not to be named because he had no permission to speak with journalists, said, “The attack is  going on in Kayamla village right at the outskirts of Maiduguri.

Kayamla is about 10 km away from Maiduguri town.

Fleeing men, women and children were seen crying for help as those with asthma or arthritis were collapsing on the way as their relatives cry for help.

The attack was coming exactly a year after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Giwa barracks, and freed some of their members.

Spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army,  Col Tukur Gusau,  told journalists troops have moved in to  bring the situation under control.

He said, “Please be calm as we are right on top of the situation.”