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Boko Haram Many feared dead as explosions, gunfire hit Maiduguri

The terrorists were said to have announced their arrival with bomb blasts and sporadic gunfire on Thursday, February 16.

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Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

(Nairaland)

Many people have reportedly died in Maiduguri, Borno state following an attack by Boko Haram terrorists.

The terrorists were said to have announced their arrival with bomb blasts and sporadic gunfire on Thursday, February 16, according to Sahara Reporters.

They reportedly tried to access the Borno state capital through a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) but were stopped by vigilantes on duty.

Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were said to have battled the terrorists for more than one hour in a bid to protect the town.

The attack left an unknown number of civilians dead, but six Boko Haram members were reportedly killed by the vigilantes.

Three suicide bombers who participated in the attack also died when they detonated their explosives, according to The Cable.

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Details are still sketchy as security agents are yet to issue a statement confirming the incident.

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