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Troops Thwart Boko Haram Attack Near Maiduguri

Nigerian troops on Saturday pushed back an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in the Mulai area on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State  in Northeast Nigeria.

Sources informed HumAngle that troops of 251 Task Force Battalion were deployed in the strong response area located in Mulai district.

It was not immediately clear number of the casualties suffered by the insurgents during the attack.

The attack occurred the same day Nigerian troops battled the  Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area.

The Boko Haram conflict has led to over 37,000 deaths, displaced over two million, and left about 8.7 million people in need of humanitarian  assistance.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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