Nigeria

20 Militants Dead in Shootout Between Nigerian Army and Boko Haram

The Nigerian military strikes back after several recent Boko Haram attacks

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Security forces yesterday said they killed 20 suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Maiduguri during hours-long shootout on Saturday night.

One soldier was also killed and two others injured when security men raided an enclave of sect members, said the Joint Task Force operating in Borno State.