At least 18 people were killed and over 80 others were wounded in Boko Haram’s overnight attacks on a military base in the city of Maiduguri and two surrounding villages in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria.
“So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages,” an official from the State Emergency Management Agency, Benlo Dambatto, told AFP. “The victims were killed while trying to escape the fight between the insurgents and the military.”
According to reports, Boko Haram militants attacked the base with morars, bombs and fire arms.
In late March, the government announced that it is in talks with Boko Haram in order to secure a permanent ceasefire. However, no details were provided.
Boko Haram is now de-facto splet into two separate groups. So, talks with one of it do not mean that another would not conduct attacks across the country.