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Nigeria imposes 24-hour curfew in restive northern city

The Nigerian military imposes a 24-hour curfew while carrying out its offensive in three cities, including Maiduguri, the home base of Boko Haram, a group of Nigerian radical Islamists

AFP , Saturday 18 May 2013
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Nigeria's military on Saturday imposed a round-the-clock curfew in parts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the home base of Boko Haram Islamists, as a massive offensive against the insurgents presses on across the region.

"In order to sustain special operations in the face of recent Boko Haram attacks, (a) 24-hour curfew is hereby imposed in the following wards" of Maiduguri, a military statement said, listing 12 neighbourhoods considered Boko Haram strongholds.

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