Boko Haram militants raid northern city of Damaturu

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boko-haramAlthough Boko Haram has not officially claimed they carried  out the attack. it is widely believed  that Boko Haram militants have  carried out a  raid  on  the northern city of Damaturu. There have been lengthy gun battle  between members of the security force and the Boko haram sect. The militant invaded the  hospital in the northern Nigerian city of Damaturu and stole drugs from the hospital which they  drove away in the hospital  ambulance vehicle, according to local residents .

 Gunfire rocked the city for some seven hours after a group of about 20 gunmen – some in military uniform – targeted the hospital late on Thursday.

Meanwhile the Nigeria military has  said they had killed 74 suspected Boko Haram militants in a raid in Borno state. However, it is unclear if this was a past event or  from the recent attack on Damaturu.

Boko Haram  began its insurgency in 2009,  and  its aim is to create an Islamic state. Most of their attacks have been  in the Northern eastern Nigeria. A few of such attacks have been in Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan urged the military to up its campaign against Boko Haram five months ago.

Boko Haram militants raid northern city of Damaturu

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