Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Boko Haram Islamist slays 2, injures 7 in an attack at Shuwari Buri and Konduga

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Report has it that three female suicide bombers have attacked a Shuwari Buri and Konduga community, killing two persons and injures seven others as reported by a village elder and a civilian militia member, Ali Musa.

According to Vanguard, Ali Musa said the trio, believed to be a agent of Boko Haram Islamist, struck at Shuwari Buri village, 38km from Maiduguri at around 9:20 pm (2020 GMT) on Monday May 15.

Musa said that, “Two of them rushed into a thatched hut and detonated their explosives, killing two brothers who had retired for the night,” he added. The third suicide bomber detonated her explosives in the middle of residents who had gathered, injuring seven.”

It however, gathered that the three bombers deceived the villagers that they were travelers and requesting they assist them for accommodation to put up for the night. But they were refused on security reasons.

A member of the civilian militia, Ibrahim Liman assisting the military with security gave similar account of the report.

The village, Shuwari Buri is in the Konduga area, some 40km, about 25 miles southeast of the Maiduguri metropolis which has been repeatedly struck by suicide bombings and series of gun attacks.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram appears to have increased its attack using suicide bombers against civilian targets including mosques, schools, markets and bus parks.

Report has it that these bombers are mainly women and young girls. The phenomenon has increased as the militants lost captured territory to the Nigeria troop due to a sustained counter-insurgency that began in 2015.

The rebels’ drive for a hard line Islamic state in the region has left not less than 20,000 persons dead in Nigeria alone and displaced more than 2.6 million others.

The civilians are still facing the consequences of the conflict: 5.1 million people are severely food insecure and dependent on handouts from aid agencies.

In the meantime, at least five persons have been reportedly killed and four others injured after suspected Boko Haram sect attacked an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Borno state on Monday night, said a vigilante.

It was said that the three female bombers stormed an unofficial IDP camp in Konduga town on Monday night, destroying themselves with two others while injuring four women.

Rescue worker told Sahara Reporters by phone that the attack happened at around 9.20p.m close to Bakin Kogi area of Konduga town.

“The suicide bombers blew up themselves simultaneously. Two people died and four others were seriously injured. It could have been worse,” he said.

Meanwhile, the four injured women have been taken to the Borno State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri, where they are presently being treated.

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