Boko Haram shelling Maiduguri now

Members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect are at the moment exchanging fire power with soldiers of the Nigerian Army.

This is the second Sunday, in which the city is coming under such attack. Christians in the troubled capital of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria could not leave their houses to worship in churches for fear of killing.

Bomb blasts and sporadic gunfire were heard all over the town as from 6am as the insurgents tried to invade the town.

A member of the youth vigilante group, Hassan Ibrahim, on phone from Maiduguri said the insurgents who attempted to invade the town from Ajilari Cross area were been engaged by the military and members of the youth vigilante.

As at 7:30 am Sunday, the battle was still on with many residents apprehensive and staying off the roads.

It would be recalled that just last Sunday the town was under attack and a-24 hour
curfew had to be imposed.

During the siege about 65 persons were reportedly killed.

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