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Nigerian Troops Repel Islamist Militant Attack on Biu

The Nigerian military says it has repelled an assault by Islamist insurgents in northeastern Borno state. The military says on its Twitter feed that soldiers pushed back a "terrorist attack" early Wednesday on the town of Biu.  It says troops are in pursuit of the attackers after capturing five gunmen and two anti-aircraft guns. Residents say Boko Haram fighters invaded the town in pickup trucks and motorcycles but were intercepted by troops from a nearby army...

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