People unload from a truck to a morgue the bodies of victims in Bama, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, April 22, following twin suicide blasts inside of a mosque. (AFP / AUDU MARTE)
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Heavily armed Boko Haram fighters Thursday attempted to storm the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, civilian militia said, in a rare urban incursion by the militants.Boko Haram, whose insurgency has killed at least 20,000 people in northeast Nigeria since 2009, has repeatedly attacked the Jiddari Polo area, which is on the outskirts of Maiduguri.A similar attack in June 2017 also saw militants try to get to the Giwa Barracks, a military detention facility which houses hundreds of Boko Haram suspects.
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