13 killed, 24 others injured in Maiduguri Boko Haram attacks - Trends and Politics


Thursday, 8 June 2017

13 killed, 24 others injured in Maiduguri Boko Haram attacks

The police in Borno State have confirmed that 13 People including 3 suicide bombers were killed, while 24 others sustained various degrees of injuries in Multiple Boko Haram terrorists attacks in Maiduguri, the city capital.
The incident took place on Wednesday as hundreds residents flee from Jiddari/Polo General area for safety.
The police also confirmed that one of the terrorists captured during an attack at Alidawari Village near Jiddari Polo area is under military detention.
A release by Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu said the terrorists came in through Molai general area, outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis, where they shot sporadically with Anti Aircraft guns, AK47 rifles and petrol bombs, before they set fire on some houses and make shift tents in the neighborhood .
Mr Chukwu said that the police comprising the FSARS , CTU , PMF and others were deployed to the scene to engage the  attackers before the Military massively mobilised and repelled the attack in a gun duel that lasted for about an hour.
" One of the terrorists captured during the attack is in the custody of the Army.Three terrorists Including a suicide bomber were killed in action by the Military . Un exploded IED Vest on the dead suicide bomber was recovered and rendered safe by Police EOD team.

"Three AK 47 rifles , some bombs and hand grenades​ were also recovered, some Civilians was killed and injured in the stampede, while a soldier was reported wounded". Chukwu said.
The police Commissioner further  confirmed  Multiple suicide bombs attacks by three Suicide bombers in Jere Local government area of the state.
According to him,  the first explosion occurred in a mosque at Goni kachallari Village , Jere Local government in the outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis when Muslim faithful were coming out from the mosque.
" During the attack, the suicide bomber and six others died while 18 other Persons were injured. The second Suicide bomber detonated his IED within the premises of Chad Basin Development Authority , Maiduguri at 2120hrs same day killing himself and three others.
" The  third Suicide Bomber detonated his IED across the road outside the Chad Basin Development Authority killing himself and one other person. Police EOD team were promptly dispatched to the scenes to sanitize and render the area safe and the injured taken to various hospitals across the state for medical attention  ", said CP Damian Chukwu.

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