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A cross-section of the newly introduced Mobile Strike Force of Operation Lafiya Dole during their inauguration at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri on Tuesday. The unit is one of the new approaches evolved to enhance military operations in the

Also, the Agency referring to the representative of the emergency services, reports about two suicide bombers who blew themselves up at the gates to the refugee camp near the market.

The attack is reportedly carried out by suspected Boko Haram extremists in northeastern village of Mandarari.

Nigeria's military a year ago wrested back large swaths of territory from the Islamist insurgents.

The attack prompted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari while he is on indefinite sick leave, to ask the military to step up its response.

Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 and displaced 2.3 million people in its attacks since 2009.




According to him, the special strike force was one of the new approaches evolved by the military to end insurgency and enhance security network in the region.

"These specially selected forces...and platform are to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambushes deep into the hinterland". Most of its residents are Muslims but there is a considerable number of Christians. At least 27 people were killed and some 83 were injured.

The group has, however, resorted to sporadic shooting attacks and bombings in the northeast of the African country, spreading panic among local residents.

The Nigerian Army has launched a new mobile strike team while its count down eighteen days to capture Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group dead or alive. Recent church attacks on June 17 killed more than 50 people and sparked fears of a wider sectarian conflict in Nigeria.

According to local officials, Boko Haram is a group that wants to implement Islamic Sharia Law in Nigeria.

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