Gun men suspected to be members of Boko Haram Islamist sect lunched a fresh attacks leaving two soldiers, a police man, 32 other persons dead and several others injured in Borno State, military officials said.
According to the spokesman of the Joint Task Force, JTF, Lt Col Sagir Musa, Boko Haram members, who had threatened to launch massive attacks as Ramadan ends, lived out their threat by launching coordinated attacks on Sunday.
He further said that the sect members, using sophisticated weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, launched attacks at about 6:45am on Sunday. The encounter he said led to the death of one policeman and 17 Boko Haram members, two soldiers were also wounded.”
Musa also said two soldiers were killed when Boko Haram staged another attack on the operatives of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF. The soldiers were able to kill 15 Boko Haram members during the attack.
He said the attack took place “about 10am on Sunday, when some Boko Haram members armed with sophisticated weapons attacked MNJTF location at Malum Fatori.”
The recent attacks have left residents in fear in Maiduguri, especially as they prepare for the Eid-el-Fitri, which marks the end of the Ramadan fast.