BREAKING: Soldiers reportedly shoot in the air, ground Maiduguri Airport

Reports from Borno are that soldiers of the Special Force deployed to the northern state for the counterinsurgency operation have grounded the airport in the capital Maiduguri.

Daily Sun reports that the aggrieved soldiers have been shooting at the airport.

According to the reports, the soldiers had barricaded the airport gate since 6:15 p.m and later began firing shots sporadically into the air and forcing many residents around the area to flee.

The newspaper alleged that the shootings were protests against redeployment of the soldiers from Maiduguri to another location at the northern part of the state.


Updated: August 12, 2018 — 9:31 pm

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