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Military regains full control of Maiduguri, Konduga

Curfew lifted; President’s team leaves for Abuja

By Kingsley Omonobi

Abuja — Military authorities said, yesterday, that Nigerian troops were fully in control of Maiduguri and Konduga, the two cities Boko Haram attacked in the early hours of Sunday, noting that the fighting lasted into the early hours of yesterday.

Consequently, the curfew imposed on the capital, Maiduguri, has been lifted, while members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign train who were trapped as a result of the curfew, left for Abuja, yesterday.

They include journalists, medical personnel and body guards.

A statement posted on the Defence Headquarters twitter handle, yesterday, said:   “More casualties were inflicted on terrorists as troops battled fleeing ones and reinforcement at outskirts of Maiduguri and Konduga Sunday night.

“Substantial amounts of heavy weapons have been captured, as more terrorists died in the fight which lasted till early yesterday morning

“Our forces also recorded some casualties. Meanwhile, ground troops are in charge and airforce patrol still ongoing.”


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