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BREAKING: Troops, Boko Haram in heavy gun battle over attack on Borno IDP Camp not far from UNIMAID

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The Nigerian troops have repelled an attempt by Boko Haram Terrorists to overrun Dalori internally displaced persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri on Thursday night, residents and security sources said.

The attack led to serious tension within the University of Maiduguri, which is about 3km from the camp, with rumour going round the city that the University was also under attack.

Daily Correspondents however gathered that the university was safe.

A fleeing resident said hundreds of the IDPs had fled in Dalori axis Maiduguri city in fear of the attack.

It was gathered that an unspecified number of persons including soldiers might have been killed with Boko Haram insurgents losing its members too.

According to another source, the invaders came at about 8.45pm along with suicide bombers and thereafter, there were heavy gunshots.

“After about an hour that the gun battle has subsided, hundreds of the IDPs from Bama council could not be found as it appeared they fled their tents to avoid being killed.”

The security personnel are evaluating the damage incurred including loss of lives.

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