BOKO HARAM Strikes In MAIDUGURI: Air Force Base, Airport Attacked, Scores Killed
2 December, 2013
Reports reaching us indicate that Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, is under fresh attack by suspected Boko Haram sect insurgents.
In early hours of Monday, at about 3 a.m., unidentified terrorists conducted a siege on the Composite Group Air force Base in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. There were reports of sporadic shooting and sounds of rocket propelled launchers firing, with airstrikes in Maiduguri and Jere metropolis up until 8 in the morning.
There is also information of Boko Haram attacking the Maiduguri International Airport, located at the Airport Road, setting several aircrafts ablaze.
Several people have been declared killed, security operatives and terrorists included.
Over 300 suspected terrorists planted explosives in targeted areas in the state capital.
Also attacked are the newly constructed trailer parks along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, military checkpoints, along with other residential and public buildings.
According to an eyewitnesses’, who is a resident at Gomari airport area, account, five military operational vehicles conveying dead bodies were seen on their way to the hospital at about 6am.
More updates later.