Boko Haram: Four insurgents, three soldiers, two vigilante killed in Borno

Boko Haram: Four insurgents, three soldiers, two vigilante killed in Borno

Bama is about 70 kilometers drive from Maiduguri, the state capital where many of its Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who spent not less than four years in resettlement camps in Maiduguri relocated back early this month (April) and starts picking up their pieces after massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of destroyed houses and infrastructures by Government.

Many were feared killed and several others injured, residents in the area said.

The victims were said to have been observing the morning prayer when the suicide attackers struck.

Notwithstanding the caution, the displaced persons, eager to return to their normal lives, were allowed to return to Bama.

In a statement, local police said it cordoned off the area and had beefed up security around the town.

"They detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), killing themselves and two persons". The corpses have also been evacuated. Two of the men were Boko Haram Amirs (Commanders), while the third man was a Boko Haram Medic, who provided medical treatments to wounded insurgents in the field.

Ali Abacha, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it was a suicide attack.

It was gathered that three persons died on the spot while one other died later at the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri. "We restricted movement from 6.30 pm in the town and called on people to abide by the restriction order", he said.

This as even as the military top heriachy said three regular soldiers, two civilian JTF and three Boko Haram members died in a shootout between troops and Boko Haram members in Borno.

The group has been largely decimated by government forces but is still able to carry out attacks, mainly on soft targets in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

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