Breaking News: Boko Haram pushes for Maiduguri

Posted by News Express | 27 December 2015 | 5,080 times

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Aduwari, a satellite village near Polo area in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

They reportedly came in three vehicles shelling and shooting at villagers until Sunday evening.

The assailants, who set parts of the village ablaze, also began shooting into Polo area leaving many residents injured.

Residents of Jiddari Polo area are in panic with many fleeing their homes to safer parts of the capital city.

The insurgents are believed to be pushing for Maiduguri. Some reports said they are being confronted by Nigerian troops. Military authorities in charge of the ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ are are yet to react on the latest attack.

The Army had placed a ban on vehicular movement within the metropolis since Thursday evening until Sunday morning to avert possible attacks during Christmas celebrations.

Counter-terrorism operations have continued in the north-east to contain the activities of the terrorist group in line with a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari to the military to end the terrorists’ activities before the end of the year.

On Wednesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, told reporter in Lagos that the military “has so degraded the capability of Boko Haram and that the terrorist can no longer carry out any spectacular attacks.”

The Minister further said that “the military has largely met the deadline and are now involved in mop-up and humanitarian operations.”

This, however, appears not to be so as the insurgents have continued to brazenly launch attacks, including near Maiduguri. At least 14 people were killed and several others injured in a Christmas Day attack on Kimba village, which was burnt down by the insurgents.

•With reports by Channels TV. Photo shows Boko Haram insurgents.

Source: News Express

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