Boko Haram Launches Attack Just Before Kerry's Nigeria Visit
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria hours after terrorist group Boko Haram launched a major offensive in the country's north.By Sebastian Martinez | January 25, 2015
Boko Haram launched a large-scale attack on two northern cities in Nigeria Sunday, the same day Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the country.
The Nigerian military says it repelled an attack on the city of Maiduguri early Sunday morning, but the fate of nearby town Monguno is unclear, as officials told Voice of America that Boko Haram took over the military barracks there. (Video via Google Earth)
Maiduguri has often been the target of Boko Haram attacks, including two suicide bombings in the city earlier this month that were carried out by young girls and killed dozens. (Video via France 24)