Boko Haram launches attack in Borno, 27 reportedly killed

Boko Haram launches attack in Borno, 27 reportedly killed

- Boko Haram terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Borno state

- The attackers blew themselves up at the gate of the camp

- Another attack in a market led to the death of 27 people

Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly launched a deadly attack in Borno state killing 27 people with 83 others wounded.

Vanguard reports that the attack was carried out on Tuesday, August 15 and was confirmed by local sources.

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It was reported that a female bomber detonated her explosives killing 27 other persons in a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, Borno state.

An emergency service personnel also confirmed that two attackers blew themselves off at the gate of a refugee camp although no lives were lost except the perpetrators’.

On its part, Premium Times quotes the Police in Borno as confirming on Wednesday, August 16 that 16 people not 27 were killed and 82 others wounded in the attack.

Commissioner Damian Chukwu made the confirmation in a text message sent to journalists on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

Meanwhile, fresh reports say at least four people have reportedly died following a Boko Haram attack on some villages in Amarwa along Maiduguri-Konduga Road in Borno state.

The reports were reportedly confirmed by a village head to a Civil Liberties Organization official Ahmed Shehu on Sunday, August 13, who in turned sent the info as SMS to pressmen in the northeast state.

The message read: “Boko Haram burnt down to ashes another village unit of Wanori and Amarwa village yesterday at about 10.00pm till 11.30pm as reported by those in the village.”

Watch a TV video below of the Air Force's operation against Boko Haram:


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