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The US Embassy warned of a potential terrorist attack on a Sheraton hotel in Lagos. The Nigerian military is said to be mobilizing for an assault on Boko Haram militants in the Sambisa forest in Borno in an attempt to free 276 kidnapped schoolgirls. Boko Haram gunmen killed 10 people along the Maiduguri- Beneshiek- Damaturu road in Borno and seized seven vehicles. The leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, vowed defiance against the threats of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.