Boko Haram Bounces Back, Launch Deadly Attack


9 Jul 2016

Boko Haram Bounces Back, Launch Deadly Attack

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Following the media campaign by the All Progressives Congress-led, APC, Federal Government, championed by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated, two suspected suicide bombers struck Damboa, 70km away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The insurgents ‎ in the Friday attack, reportedly killed six Muslim worshipers, officials have said.

The attacks happened separately, the military said, and only the second bomber was able to hit his target, killing six people. The attacker also died in the attack.

Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, who confirmed the attack, said the first bomber headed for the biggest mosque in the village, but was subdued by soldiers deployed there.

His explosive went off and the bomber was the only casualty, bringing the death toll to eight, Mr. Usman said.

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“The first suicide bomber targeted Damboa Central Mosque, but due to stringent security measures, he could not gain entry. Obviously frustrated, he exploded and died near the Central Mosque.

“However, the second bomber veered off and gained entry into another smaller mosque, and detonated the bomb, killing himself and 6 other worshipers, and injuring one other person.

“The wounded person has been evacuated to a hospital, while efforts are on to clear the rubble. Troops and other security agencies have been mobilised to the area.

“In a related development, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists in a survival bid, attacked Gaskeri village, ahead of Dalori yesterday evening, where they killed 3 civilian vigilantes and looted foodstuffs. Troops have been mobilised and they are on the suspected terrorists’ trail.

“Similarly, as part of the efforts to‎ keep Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru Ngala road open and safe, troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade yesterday escorted 4 trailers and 44 other vehicles from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala yesterday. The escort duties would continue.

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“Troops of 3 Battalion ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Gajibo crossing point and recovered one AK-47 rifle loaded with magazine, a transistor radio and a knife on 6th‎ July 2016”, the Army spokesman stated.

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News Source: Post-Nigeria, 9jaTales

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