Suspected Boko Haram Militants Attack Nigeria's Maiduguri

A military source said suspected Boko Haram militants are attacking Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri in Borno state from a cashew plantation a few kilometres from the Giwa barracks. Residents said they heard heavy shooting on the outskirts. Local resident Kabir Olaoye told Reuters "I'm trapped near the University of Maiduguri now." The city of around 2 million people is the birthplace of the Islamist jihadi group, which has killed thousands in its attempt to carve out an Islamist state in the country's northeast.