Four suicide bombers detonated explosives near a barracks in the Borno State capital, according to a militia member.
Four female bombers killed six vigilance members and three soldiers near the Giwa Barracks in the city, Hassan Ibrahim, a member of the vigilance group fighting alongside the army, said yesterday. Many people were injured, he added.
Troops repelled the Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri after exchanging gunfire with the insurgents for about an hour, until about 9 p.m.
The army yesterday imposed a 24-hour curfew on the city.
Also yesterday, it was learnt that no fewer than five Boko Haram members were killed in Iraq by the Mosul Youth Resistance Movement. They were reportedly killed on Wednesday.
This is the first report of the presence of Boko Haram militants in Iraq following the sect’s open declaration of allegiance to the deadly ISIS and ISIS’s acceptance of Boko Haram’s allegiance.
According to reports by Basnews.com, the Boko Haram insurgents were attacked in the Dargaza neighbourhood of eastern Mosul.
Saed Mamuzini, Mosul’s spokesperson, was quoted by Basnews as saying, “The Nigerian Boko Haram militants were in Mosul to take part in a military training course conducted by Islamic State (IS).”
Czar Owolabi Marcus
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