Nigeria: nine people dead in an attack suspected Boko Haram fighters

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, September 28, 2015
Posted in category Africa, Africa News
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Gunmen suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram radical Islamist group killed in the night from Saturday to Sunday nine villagers and wounded 10 others in north-eastern Nigeria, do we learned from police sources.

“Today (Sunday), at 2:00 am (0100 GMT), suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked the village of Mailari, in the area of ​​Konduga,” said the spokesman of the State Police Borno Aderemi Opadukun.

“Nine deaths were reported and 10 people injured. These are currently supported at the University Hospital of Maiduguri “, the capital of Borno state located thirty kilometers northwest of the site of the attack, said the spokesman.

No detail was available on the state the circumstances of the attack a week after a deadly Sunday in the same region: nearly 140 people were killed in bomb attacks in Maiduguri and monguno.

The Nigerian army has recently assured gaining ground in its counteroffensive against the insurgents, claiming to have destroyed several of their camps and released several hundred women and children held captive by the group.

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