Explosions and automatic gunfire could be heard
across the sleeping city in the pre-dawn attack Monday that
government and military officials said may have killed scores of
Witnesses, who refused to be named out of concern for their own
security, said they saw bodies with slit throats and corpses of
insurgents burning in vehicles.
The daring attack comes a week after the military bombarded
forest hideouts of the Boko Haram armed Islamic network with airstrikes and ground assaults.
Northeast Nigeria is in the throes of an Islamic uprising that
has killed thousands since 2009.
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