October 24, 2018

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Boko Haram still runs camps around Maiduguri (DailyTrust)

Boko Haram still runs camps around Maiduguri (DailyTrust)

Boko Haram factions controlled by Abubakar Shekau and Abu Mus’ab Albarnawi still maintain cells from where they plan and launch attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital and neighbouring communities, security sources and locals told Daily Trust yesterday.

Members of the Civilian JTF, community leaders and soldiers operating in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states told our correspondent that while the Nigerian military had succeeded in making it difficult for the Boko Haram to operate from Sambisa forest, the terrorists had established new or reactivated old cells in other places.

They said there are several Boko cells that thrive within 100 kilometres radius of Maiduguri, enabling would-be suicide bombers to sneak into populated places such as markets and places of worship to kill unsuspecting residents. Read more

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