Boko Haram Attacks on Borno Communities Leave 15 Dead, 58 Injured

03 April, 2018, 05:12 | Author: Jason Torres
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Sound of explosions and gunshots were heard this evening around Fori area of Maiduguri, Borno state forcing residents to scamper to safety, particularly people living around Giwa Barrack.

The Boko Haram militants tried to enter the center of Maidugiri, the provincial capital of Borno state, but army soldiers repelled them, gunning down six armed insurgents and seven suicide bombers, army spokesman Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said.

A BBC reports said another 83 sustained injuries during the attack.

It is the most significant attack on the city since the government said last week that it was in talks with the insurgents.

The attack was the most deadly since the Nigerian government announced last week it's in negotiations with insurgents to find a permanent peaceful solution.

"When a wedding ceremony was taking place, five suicide bombers took advantage of the crowd and infiltrated the ceremony with explosives on them and detonated them killing themselves and injuring many others".

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'The terrorists fired mortars at troops, ' the officer said. The troops also recovered 2 AK 47 rifles and 2 Magazines.

On account of this, the insurgents retreated and resorted to attacking locals, who were fleeing the confusion from Bille Shuwa and Alkaranti villages, with Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Device.

Concise News learned that 90 people were injured in the attack.

He added that "the insurgents were routed out of the Sambisa Forest by troops under Operation Deep Punch II, rummaging for food and logistics when they met their Waterloo".

"One of the Boko Haram suspects in white shirt is No.5 on the Nigerian Army wanted list and three other suspected members of the group have been arrested by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole". The insurgent escaped from the Boko Haram enclave in Kekeno in the northern fringes of the Lake Chad Islands.

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