Jonathan’s aides stranded in Maiduguri following terrorist attack

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According to reports, some of President Goodluck Jonathan’s aides have been left stranded in Maiduguri, Borno State following an attack by Boko Haram.

Jonathan visited the state for his re-election campaign on Saturday, January 24, while the terrorists attacked on Sunday.

The President had left Maiduguri when the attack occurred but some members of his entourage, including security personnel, journalists and health workers, remain trapped in the troubled state.

“We are hiding and there is serious fighting going on between the insurgents and security personnel. Security men are battling to repel the insurgents,” one of the stranded aides told Vanguard.

“The military said that troops have repelled the attack but they will have to comb the bushes to get rid of the insurgents and they said they might not finish today. Meaning that we cannot leave today (yesterday),” the source added.

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Maiduguri following the attack but the Director of Defence Information, Chris Olukolade has said that it will be lifted today.

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