Maiduguri: According to witness reports,gunmen and killed at least 15 people in an attack in the city of , yesterday, before the military drove them off.
Locals reported hearing gunfire as evening prayers ended at local mosques. The military pushed back the militants, who were on trucks and firing at civilians with guns and grenade launchers, with heavy weapons fire. Amidst the fighting, suicide bombings were carried out.
A local resident Sheshu Mala said that during the attack, “All the residents in the area fled their homes to other parts of the city.” As people fled, 2 female suicide bombers reportedly detonated themselves in groups of people. Government sources say 10 other suicide bombers have been killed.
The militant group Boko Haram started in the city of Maiduguri, where the attacks took place; they lost the territory three years ago as the military retook the city.
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