Military Repels Fresh Boko Haram Raid On Maiduguri, Borno

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents disrupted fragile peace and tranquillity of London Ciki and Mairi general areas, behind University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) and University Teaching Hospital, in the capital city of Borno State, Maiduguri, in the night of May 2, 2014, Friday.


According to the source of Vanguard, multiple explosions and sporadic gunshots were overheard in the area during invasion of suspected sect members that started at about 11pm.

The terrorists detonated some improvised explosive devices and were engaged in a heavy gunfight with the security operatives in the area. The bombings and exchange of gunfire caused serious pandemonium among residents, particularly UNIMAID students.

Vanguard also reported that the insurgents entered the area through a suburb of Maiduguri, Kaleri village. They separated into two groups, with one of them targeted London Ciki area, while the second one intended to attack the university. However, the attack does not seem a successful one, as the military was in full readiness to defend the location and the residents.

More details on the attack and the number of casualties will follow.

Source: Vanguard