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Boko Haram Strikes Again In Maiduguri, Injure Four

Posted: May 31, 2015 at 6:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

An Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) suspected to have been planted by members of dreaded Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday exploded at the popular Gamboru Market in Maiduguri, living four people seriously injured.

This was coming barely 24 hours after a suicide bomber sneaked into a mosque in Maiduguri on Monday Market-Ali Kotoko road during La’asar prayers and killed 26 worshippers and 28 others seriously injured.

The explosion which took place at by 1:30 p.m. caused pandemonium as people hurriedly closed their shops and flee to safety.

The Boko Haram Islamists also raided two towns in North East, torching public buildings and looting food and fuel stores, residents, according to agency report on Sunday.

Islamist gunmen in pick-up trucks and on motorcycles were said to have stormed the towns of Galda and Fika in Yobe State late Saturday, firing wildly and forcing residents indoors.?

The latest violence in the region comes shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari took office on Friday vowing to crush the Islamist group that has waged a six-year insurgency.

After repelling a military offensive, Boko Haram stormed Fika, 150 kilometres (95 miles) from the state capital, Damaturu, burning a police station and public buildings including ?a law court, a local administration building and a primary school.

“Boko Haram gunmen came in two pick-up trucks and on several motorcycles around 9 p.m. and kept firing shots haphazardly and firing RPGs on the police station where they forced the policemen to flee and residents to run indoors,” a resident said on Sunday.

It was also gathered that the Islamists also torched a cluster of government-built homes for civil servants? and 13 vehicles parked outside people’s houses.

However the number of casualties could not be ascertained at press time as a result their burning down of communication infrastructure in the area.