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Published: Fri, June 23, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri

People Killed In Boko Haram Attack In Maiduguri

Also at the weekend, Boko Haram attacked Gumsuri village, 20 kilometres from Chibok, killing five people late on Saturday, locals said.

" The second detonated in a house killing five persons, while two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but the use of female suicide bombers in public places is a tactic used by Boko Haram, which has focused on Borno during its eight-year-old insurgency.

Police in Borno State have confirmed 17 people were killed after 5 suicide bombers detonated their explosive in the state capital, Maiduguri.

Isuku said in the statement: "Multiple suicide bomb attacks happened yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road".

Elsewhere on Sunday evening, Boko Haram militants raided Gumsuri village near Chibok in eastern Borno state, killing five civilians. "The 16 does not include the bombers", he added.

"A total of four suicide bombers were involved in the incident".

Back in January previous year, Takfiri militants killed at least 85 people as they rampaged through the communities near Dalori.

One report, citing local emergency services, indicated that 16 people had been killed in the attack.

The United Nations has warned that areas affected by Boko Haram face a humanitarian crisis.

A program was launched on June 8 by Yemi Osinbajo, acting president while President Muhammadu Buhari is in Britain on medical leave, to distribute grain to 1.8 million people still displaced by the insurgency, many of whom live in camps.

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