Nigerian Amy Repel Boko Haram’s attack on Maiduguri Military Barracks

the strength of the gunshots, heard in almost every part of the city, made many believe the insurgents invaded Maiduguri as it kept the residents awake
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Nigerian Army

Most citizens of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, did not sleep well on Monday, as soldiers and Boko Haram militants leased the air with the sound of mortals and gunshots.

The insurgents exchanged fire with soldiers for more than an hour in an effort to capture the Nigerian Army's 333 Artillery Barracks at Maiduguri.

The gun battle, which began at about 11.20 pm, lasted into midnight.

It was gathered that the strength of the gunshots, heard in almost every part of the city, made many believe the insurgents invaded Maiduguri as it kept the residents awake.

From intelligence reports, it was later discovered that the insurgents tried to infiltrate the 333 Artillery Barracks on the outskirts of Maiduguri, a few kilometres from the Nigerian Air Force base, the live wire of the ongoing North-East war on the insurgency.

Sources reported that the insurgents, who came through the village of Gambori behind the barracks, were placed around the building.

When the insurgents fired deadly into the barracks, soldiers replied with their own fire.

Warplanes deployed from nearby NAF base also bombarded the insurgents from the air.

The military had yet to acknowledge the attack because it did not move through calls to the Nigerian Army spokesmen in Borno State, and Abuja.