An armed group last night attacked an air force base and army sites in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Nigeria .
Hundreds of rebel fighters in trucks and a stolen armoured personnel carrier attacked the base and army sites before dawn Monday, officials said.
Two helicopters and three decommissioned military aircraft were “incapacitated” in the attack, said a statement from Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, the Ministry of Defence spokesman. He said some army bases also were hit.
The state government quickly ordered everyone to stay home and extended a night-time curfew to 24 hours in the city near the airbase which is also the birthplace of the extremist Boko Haram movement.