Peace and Freedom

By Bukar Hussain, with Aminu Abubakar in Kano 

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) – Residents of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri were on Monday told to stay and fight, as calm returned after a weekend Boko Haram attack but fears remained of a future assault.

The restive capital of Borno State was locked down on Sunday morning, as the Islamist militants launched a dawn raid that was later repelled by the military.

The Nigerian Army lifted the curfew at 6:00 am (0500 GMT) but with the militants in control of large swathes of territory in Borno, fears remained high over renewed attacks on…

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