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Militants attack Nigerian city Maiduguri and Damaturu

Maiduguri and Damaturu city in Nigeria were in news as Boko Haram militants on 1 December 2014 attacked the cities killing at least 5 people and wounding more than 40 people.

Dec 2, 2014 18:15 IST
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Maiduguri & Damaturu, Nigeria: Attacked by Boko Haram militants

Maiduguri and Damaturu city in Nigeria were in news as Boko Haram militants on 1 December 2014 attacked the cities killing at least 5 people and wounding more than 40 people. Suicide attacks were made by two female bombers.

Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states in Nigeria's northeast have been the main targets of Boko Haram militants fighting for five years to carve a radical Islamist state out of Africa's top oil-producing and most populous country.

Two state capitals are located in north-east Nigeria. In Damaturu, explosions and gunfire were heard as militants rampaged through the city.

Maiduguri was the headquarters of Boko Haram, until it was driven out of the city by the security forces and vigilante groups.

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