Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The military task force keeping the peace in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri said Saturday it killed five suspected members of the Islamic sect Boko Haram and successfully repelled an attack by the sect on Friday evening.
In a statement made available to PANA in Lagos, the spokesman for the Joint Task Force, Lt.-Col. Musa Sagir, said two soldiers and a teenager were wounded in the clash. which occurred when a military patrol team at Ruwan Zafi, Dikwa-Gamboru Road in the city was attacked by the sect, using an improvised explosive device (IED).
Lt.-Col. Musa said the fuel-propelled IED used by the insurgents resulted in a fire outbreak that burnt some adjoining shops.
''Normalcy has since been restored in the affected area as people are going about their normal activities unhindered,'' he said.
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