BOKO HARAM ATTEMPTS LARGE SCALE ATTACK IN MAIDUGURI / by Michelle Ryan

On Friday Boko Haram combatants led an assault on Maidugiru, tar- geting the Muna camp for displaced people, home to about 9,000 refugees, and other sites including a military checkpoint and several trucks loaded with export goods. Nigerian troops and local civilians acting in self-defence ultimately defeated the extremists. The conflict resulted in 11 casualties, including nine suicide bombers and two civilians.