Breaking: Boko Haram, Nigerian army in bloody gunfight in Maiduguri

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Residents of Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state in northeast Nigeria, are currently on the run as gunfight between Boko Haram and Nigerian troops rages.

Local newspapers reported that Boko Haram terrorists made their way through a cashew plantation to the Jiddari Polo are of the state.

Loud gunshots were heard around Giwa barracks. The death toll remains unknown as the military hostilities are ongoing.

Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Nigeria since 2009, killing tens of thousands of people, displacing more than two million others and kidnapping thousands of women and children.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who would be meeting with President Donald Trump on April 30, is expected to discuss further U.S. military assistance with the American leader.

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