Boko Haram Attacks Northeast Nigeria Town, Clashes With Army

BAUCHI, Nigeria — Scores of Boko Haram fighters traveling in a convoy of vans attacked the northeast Nigeria town of Gombe Saturday morning, engaging in heavy fighting as the military responded with ground troops and air force jets, witnesses said.

The fiercest fighting was about three kilometers (two miles) outside the town, resident Jummai Aliyu said.

The United Nations special representative for West Africa said Friday that Nigeria’s military needs to show “greater resolve” in the widening fight against Boko Haram.

The New York Times