Kano (Nigeria), Apr 2 (AFP) At least 18 people were killed and 84 wounded when Boko Haram jihadists clashed with Nigerian soldiers near the northeastern city of Maiduguri overnight, the emergency services agency said today.

“So far we have recovered 18 dead bodies from the two villages Bale Shuwa and Bale Kura,” on the outskirts of Maiduguri, said the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

“The victims were killed while trying to escape the fight between the insurgents and the military.” (AFP) KIS KIS

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