Soldiers, Boko Haram fighters battle near Maiduguri

Posted by News Express | 31 January 2016 | 2,743 times

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Residents of Dalori, a village barely few kilometres to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have been thrown into panic over a gun battle between soldiers and suspected Boko Haram terrorists, a report from the area said.

“Sounds of heavy gunfire filled the air late evening causing panic among residents of the university area and other residential areas closer to Dalori,” said a late night Channels TV report.

It quoted Spokesperson for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Mustapha Anka, as confirming the incident but assuring that the situation had been brought under control.

The number of casualties is not yet known.

Dalori is home to more than 20,000 internally displaced people evacuated from Bama Local Government Area of the state.

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty against Boko Haram insurgents.

Source: News Express

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