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Nigerian Military Responds To Terror Attack Near Maiduguri

Terrorists have launched a day time attack targeting a military base at the precinct of Maiduguri in Northeast Nigeria, while the Nigerian President is preparing to visit.

Nigerian troops on Sunday responded to an attack close to Maiduguri city, Borno State capital, Northeast Nigeria.

The attack is preceding the arrival of Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, in the capital city.

HumAngle understands that insurgents launched the attack targeting a military base along Gubio road in Maiduguri.

The base is estimated to be a few kilometres from Maimalari Barrack and the headquarters of the country’s counterterrorism-counterinsurgency operation known as operation Hadin Kai.

Maiduguri is encircled by trenches and military outposts designed to protect it from infiltration and attacks.

The military usually despatches artillery alongside the ground and air reinforcement in response to attacks targeting Maiduguri.

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