After a spree of victory by the Nigerian Army, the insurgent group Boko Haram struck again. Thousands of Maiduguri residents living around the Nigerian Army’s Giwa barracks fled their homes as Boko Haram terrorists launched a late evening attack.
The attack, took place at about 6:30pm on Wednesday as they residents heard distant sounds of gunshots that continued to get louder and louder. However, resident of the area were forced to defy the curfew which was set for 7pm to run for their dear lives.
An officer with the State Security Service, spoke with journalist saying; “The attack is going on in Kayamla village right at the outskirts of Maiduguri.” Kayamla being 10 km away from Maiduguri town.
Fleeing men, women and children were seen crying for help as those with asthma or arthritis were collapsing on the way as their relatives cry for help.
The spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Col Tukur Gusau, told journalists troops had moved in to bring the situation under control.
He said, “Please be calm as we are right on top of the situation.”