Abuja - The Nigerian Army has allayed fears
of a new terror attack in Maiduguri after a routine testing of weapons sent
locals scurrying for cover.
The development raised an apprehension in the Borno State
town that has been among the worst hit by the Boko Haram terror.
Deputy Director Army Information and spokesman of the 7
Division of the Nigerian Army Maiduguri,
Col. Tukur Gusau, called for calm.
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"It is a routine test firing of our weapons to
ensure they are in a state of readiness," Gusau explained.
According to a resident in the town , Idris Abubakar,
there were loud sounds from the Kayamla and Dalori villages, about 20
kilometers from the troubled town along the Konduga and Bama axis.
This borders the Sambisa Forest, a haven of the
"We are not sure whether the terrorists are planning
to invade the town. Some of us were shaken and started leaving the estate into
Maiduguri town in order not to be caught unaware," Abubakar said. - CAJ
- CAJ News