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BREAKING: Maiduguri under heavy bombardment as soldiers, Boko Haram engage in gun battle

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Boko Haram insurgents in their hundreds have made a daring incursion into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital Thursday evening, detonating bombs and shooting sporadically, with government troops pushing them back.

The attack which started from the Cashew Plantation around the Jiddari Polo axis has spread to the Damboa Road axis of the city, with many residents fleeing their homes.

The shooting started at about 6pm and is still ongoing as at the time of filing this report, with military jets pounding the insurgents position.

More to come……

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