Multiple Explosions, Endless Gunshots, As Boko Haram Sneaks Into Villages In The North, Leaves Dozens Of Women And Children Dead, 55 Others Injured

By Amako Nneji April 2, 2018 09:21

Multiple Explosions, Endless Gunshots, As Boko Haram Sneaks Into Villages In The North, Leaves Dozens Of Women And Children Dead, 55 Others Injured

No fewer than 15 persons were feared dead, and 55 others injured, in a Sunday night attack by boko haram insurgents, at Bale Galtimari village, in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, residents said.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reported that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions which lasted for hours on Sunday evening, were heard from the outskirt of the city.

Competent security sources told NAN that a number of insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa and Bale-Kura communities, near Maiduguri, in an attempt to infiltrate the town at about 8:00pm.

Some residents claimed the insurgents came on a convoy of utility vehicles, motorcycles, and suicide bombers, as well as armed gunmen.

The source, according to NAN’s report, also disclosed that the insurgents parked their vehicles few meters away from a security checkpoint, and sneaked into the community.

The source added that the security operatives engaged in fierce gun battle with the insurgents, who detonated Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and shot sporadically.

“Dozens of people including women and children were wounded from the explosion and gunshots.

“Due to darkness, dead bodies were not evacuated immediately because there were suicide bombers among the attackers”, the source added.

However, the Commander of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, denied any death on the side of his Soldiers or civilians, in the attack.

 

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