Although 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