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Seven die as Boko Haram attacks Borno again
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Olaleye Aluko and Kayode Idowu
The Nigerian Army has said four
civilians and three Boko Haram
insurgents died on Saturday as
terrorists attempted to scuttle the
postponed general elections in the
Jidari Polo community , Jere Local
Government Area of Borno State .
   

The army said the attacks occurred in
the early hours when an unconfirmed
number of Boko Haram terrorists used
“ Person- borne improvised explosive
device in their highly desperate,
orchestrated and collaborative resolve
with their cohorts and sponsors to
scuttle the 2019 general elections. ”
The acting Director , Army Public
Relations, Col Sagir Musa, on Saturday
in a release, said troops of 251 Task
Force Battalion in conjunction with the
civilian Joint Task Force repelled the
attack, mopped up and cleared the
general area.
Musa added that the encounter led to
the elimination of three terrorists and
the recovery of two AK - 47 rifles.
He said, “ Unfortunately , four civilians
lost their lives as a result of the
terrorists ’ gunfire in addition to a lethal
explosion mainly targeted at a mosque
at a prime time of early morning
prayers.
“ The carrier of the PBIED and a CJTF
who strived to prevent the suicide
bomber from accessing the mosque also
lost their lives due to the IED explosion .
“ At the moment , troops have
dominated the area, cordon and search
as well as exploitation, are ongoing . The
situation in the area is now calm.
Normal routine activities are gradually
going on . The army wishes to reiterate
its resolve to ending the remnants of
Boko Haram criminals thereby bringing
an effective and an enduring end to
terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria . ”
Earlier, the Borno State Commissioner
of Police , Damian Chukwu, said 11
persons were killed and 15 injured in
the attack.
The commissioner in a text message to
some journalists in the state said his on -
the - spot assessment of the attack scene
showed the casualties .
He said, “ At 05.40hrs , gunmen
suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists
and suicide bombers infiltrated
Gwozari/Kushari in Polo general area ,
Maiduguri . They shot sporadically and
detonated IEDs strapped to their
bodies.’’
He said 11 persons were killed
including three suicide bombers during
the attack. Chukwu added that 15
others sustained injuries and had been
taken to the State Specialist Hospital,
Maiduguri .
He said there were ongoing clearance
operations by security teams in the
attacked area, adding “ Clearance
operations are ongoing by teams of
EOD, SARS, PMF , civil defence and
military. ”

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i pray for Gods' intervention in our Land nigeria

#3
They have started again


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#4
Hmmmm....God may there soul rest in peace

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May God save us



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