Maiduguri Boko Haram Attack Records 26 Deaths

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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26 people have been killed while 85 were injured when 14 female suicide bombers invaded Maiduguri the Borno state capital, on Sunday but were repelled and they re-attacked Monday monday morning.

Addressing the press at the Operation Lafiya dole media centre, the theatre commander, Major General Yushau Abubakar said that female suicide bombers between the ages of 12 and 18 tried to force themselves into Maiduguri with the intention to course mayhem but were repelled by the troops of Nigerian Army on patrol however three suicide bombers blew themselves killing 25 persons, while 85 others were injured.

The theater commander who was represented by the GOC 7 Division Major General Lamidi Adeosun said the terrorist intended to carry out massive

coordinated suicide missions through Asmari, Damboa check point, Ali Dawari, Molai Kura, Baderi, Jumari villages all at the outskirts of Maidugri.

The commander said “the seven other suicide bombers were gunned down by our troops, three escaped and one was arrested .I believe they

have averted what would have been a major disaster if they had gained entrance into Maiduguri.

One of them went to a nearby house and requested for water to perform ablution but instead prepared herself before she went to a nearby mosque and blew herself up killing one person and injuring 13 others.

He said the terrorists had in recent times laid ambush on our troops in Mairari along Maiduguri- Monguno and Firgi areas where 14 and seven insurgents were respectively killed adding that four of our solders died while two were injured.

Gneral Yushau said the insurgents capacity to attack has been drastically degraded that is why they are bent on attacking soft targets and laying

He appealed to the general public to always be vigilant and report any suspicious movement to the security personnel nearby.