Bad. Now Boko Haram is attacking Maiduguri, which is not a village but a city.
Fighters from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram have launched an attack on the key city of Maiduguri in north-eastern Nigeria.
Fierce fighting was reported on the outskirts. The military is carrying out air strikes, and a curfew is in place.
Maiduguri is home to tens of thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram attacks and was visited on Saturday by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Another Boko Haram attack was reported in Monguno, north of Maiduguri.
Bad bad bad news.
The attack appeared to have begun in the Njimtilo district on the edge of the city.
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