Maiduguri Boko Haram Attack ; Zulum Confirms 10 Dead, 47 Injured

Borno Governor, Zulum, confirms 10 dead, 47 injured in Boko Haram's attack on Maiduguri -
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The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has released the casualty figures in the Boko Haram offensive in Maiduguri, Njenje Media News reports.

The Governor, while visiting the victims of the attack in two hospitals on Wednesday said 10 residents were killed while 47 sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Governor while commiserating with the victims, directed the state ministry of health to shoulder the bills of those receiving treatment.

“Indeed it is a very sad moment for the people and government of Borno state, about 60 persons were affected, among them, 10 have died. It was as a result of long distance shots fired by the insurgents.

“I believe this is a new trend we have to raise up and stop. We experienced a similar incident exactly one year ago. The solution is to deploy an appropriate form of technology, which will have to work on.

“I share the pains of all those affected but we are not just visiting hospitals, we do so much behind the scene in our combined responses to the Boko Haram insurgency and we will keep making these and more efforts,” Zulum said.

Speaking on military’s recapture of Marte, which came under Boko Haram’s occupation a few days ago, Zulum said he was optimistic that the Nigerian military will work had to retain the town, continue its peace-building and stability efforts in ways that should ensure the insurgents do not take Marte again, or any part of the state.

“I am optimistic that the insurgents will not take over Marte again,” he added.

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Njenje Media News recalls that the Boko Haram terrorists fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades at residents in Maiduguri on Tuesday.

The shots, on Tuesday night, reportedly came from Kaleri, a Maiduguri outskirt, but the grenades traveled to hit Gwange and Adam kolo communities, densely populated areas in the inner city.


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