Flights resume to Nigeria’s Maiduguri after Boko Haram forced airport closure


Regular commercial flights will resume on Friday to the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, 18 months after the government closed the airport because of persistent Boko Haram attacks, a booking officer at Medview Airline said on Thursday.

Maiduguri is the birth place of Boko Haram, which has killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds during its six-year campaign to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria.