August 12, 2018 / 9:42 PM / 3 months ago

Protesting Nigerian troops fire into air at northeastern airport

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Aug 12 (Reuters) - Nigerian troops staging a protest at the airport in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday shot into the air for around four hours, soldiers and local people said.

The soldiers were protesting their redeployment to a restive part of the Northeast to fight insurgents from the Islamist militant Boko Haram group. Maiduguri is the capital of Borno, the state worst hit by the nine-year insurgency. (Reporting by Ola Lanre; Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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