Gun Battle and Explosions as Boko Haram fight with Soldiers at Giwa Military Barracks Today

Explosions and gunfire rocked the volatile northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Friday as scores of suspected Boko Haram Islamists attacked a military barracks, residents said.

The gunmen stormed the Fauri area of Maiduguri, a hotbed of the Boko Haram insurgency, after crossing a river on the fringes of the city. They opened fire on the Giwa military barracks, sparking a fierce exchange of fire with the soldiers

Eyewitness say suspected insurgents have laid siege on the Army barracks command located at the GRA area of Borno State, in an attempt to bomb and take over the major military base known as “Giwa Barracks” in Maiduguri.

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