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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Source: PM News

Update: 10 dead, 47 injured in Boko Haram’s attack on Maiduguri

A deserted street after Boko Haram’s attack A deserted street after Boko Haram’s attack

Ten people have been confirmed dead and 47 others injured as Boko Haram terrorists bombed Maiduguri, Borno, Northeast Nigeria.

Multiple bomb blasts and gunshots from Boko Haram insurgents pierced the anxious city of Maiduguri on Tuesday evening.

It was the first time in several years that the terrorists have had the audacity to enter Maiduguri.

Panic struck residents of Maiduguri as rockets from Boko Haram descended, accompanied with sporadic shootings near the University of Maiduguri.

Ten rockets from the insurgents were said to have been fired into the heart of Maiduguri.

Footages monitored on social media saw the city in chaos as people ran helter and skelter amidst sporadic shootings from the insurgents.

Governor Babagana Zulum visited hospital where the dead and the injured were evacuated shortly after the incident occurred.

He was told that 10 people were killed in the explosions that rocked the city and 47 others injured.

Ten deaths have been recorded in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, while 47 persons are said to have sustained injuries from the explosions that rocked the area on Tuesday evening.

When the attack took place, the military was said to have responded, with the insurgents said to have backed a retreat.

Boko Haram insurgents

The Student Union Government of UNIMAID issued a statement asking students to stay in their hostels.

“There is an ongoing attack in Maiduguri, behind the institution. Students are urged to immediately “fall back” to their rooms. Stay indoors and be calm as the security personnel are out there for effective protection”.

The statement was issued at 6.23 Huraira Shauti Garba, Vice President of the union, on behalf of its president, A.Z Sunoma.


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