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Boko Haram Attack on Nigerian City Kills 14

An aerial view of an IDP settlement built along Maiduguri-Banki road in Borno, Nigeria April 26, 2017. Picture taken through a window. Credit: Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde

Maiduguri, Nigeria: An attack by Boko Haram jihadists on the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri killed 14 people, police said on Thursday, the first official toll.

The fighters had attacked the city‘s suburbs on Wednesday night with anti-aircraft guns, said Damian Chukwu, police commissioner of Borno State, of which Maiduguri is the capital.

Maiduguri is the epicentre of the eight-year fight against Boko Haram, and has been largely free of violence for the past two years.