Nigerian troops patrol town of Baga, Borno State. 30 April 2013
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Nigerian army imposes curfew in Maiduguri

Nigeria's military has imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri as its offensive against militants continues.

A statement named 11 areas of the city where people must remain inside their homes until further notice.

Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, has been an important base for Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Will Ross reports.

  • 18 May 2013
  • From the section Africa