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Militants Attack Damaturu, Fighter Jet Circling – Residents

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Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants attacked Nigeria’s Yobe state capital Damaturu early on Monday, residents said.

One resident, cameraman Mustapha Usman, said he heard gunshots and explosions from around 6 a.m. and they were still going on, reports Reuters.

“I saw a military jet circling three times. People have abandoned their vehicles on the road and gone home,” Usman said.

Several other residents said they saw a Nigerian fighter jet flying over the city in northeastern Nigeria. One witness, Mike David, said the militants were shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) and shooting everywhere.

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