65 People Killed In Attacks In Nigeria’s Maiduguri

Much of Dalori was destroyed in the attack.
Much of Dalori was destroyed in the attack.

Much of Dalori was destroyed in the attack.

At least 65 people were killed during an attack by Islamist militant group Boko Haram near Nigeria’s northeastern city of Maiduguri, a Reuters reporter said after counting bodies at a hospital morgue. The remains of a dozen victims were burnt beyond recognition in Saturday’s attack when militants opened fire on residents, set fire to houses and targeted a crowd with suicide bombers, security and medical officials said. A Nigerian military spokesman, Colonel Mustapha Ankas, said the Boko Haram militants attacked the community of Dalori, about 5km east of Maiduguri in Borno state. In neighbouring Adamawa state, a suicide bomber believed to be a Boko Haram militant killed about 10 people on Friday and at least 12 were killed on Wednesday in an attack on the Borno state village of Chibok. Ankas said insurgents entered Dalori in two cars and on motorcycles and opened fire on residents and burned down houses. “While people were running for their dear lives, three female suicide bombers attempted to make their way into the crowd and subsequently got blown up,” he said without providing a casualty figure.

About The Author

Chukwunonso Azinge is a Public health parasitologist whose variety of intrests ranges from international news reportage, writing articles on current world issues and of course football. Follow me on Twitter @azingelfc and on Facebook- Nonso 'King Kenny' Azinge.

Related posts

%d bloggers like this: