Members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, yesterday launched a fresh offensive on Maiduguri, Borno state capital of Borno State causing panic among residents.
According to BBC last night, the militants are pushing to enter the city.
Residents who were obviously caught unawares are said to be scrambling home to safety.
Nigeria Troops have been engaging the insurgents.
The attackers came through an area called “Cashew Plantain” which is behind Gina Barracks, the headquarters of the 7th Division of Nigerian army.

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