17 killed, 24 injured after Boko Haram multiple attacks in Maiduguri
The Nigerian Police Force, Borno state command has confirmed that 17 people lost their lives in the recent Boko Haram attacks on Maiduguri, Borno State, the force also confirmed that a total of 24 people also sustained injuries in the attack.
This was made known to newsmen by the state police commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, during a press conference in Maiduguri this morning.
According to Chukwu, three suicide bombers were killed during the coordinated attacks, while one of the suicide bombers was arrested alive.
See the full statement below;
“We had some incidents of act of terrorism by the BHT yesterday the 7th June 2016, which was a clearly indication that the terrorists who have suffered defeat and rendered incapable of carrying out their usual attacks had resorted to guerilla actions. Yesterday 17:55 hours some Boko Haram terrorist attacked at Alidawari village near Jiddari Polo area of Maiduguri, sporadically firing AA (anti-aircraft) rifles across Jiddari Polo and the Federal High Court. They set fire on some houses. Reacting to distress call we deployed our counter terrorism unit to engage them. And shortly after, the military moved, mobilized maximally and repelled the attack, after engaging in a gun duel that lasted for about an hour”