3 soldiers, 8 civilians reportedly killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Monguno

3 soldiers, 8 civilians reportedly killed by Boko Haram terrorists in Monguno

- Boko Haram terrorists have killed three soldiers and eight civilians in a recent attack in Monguno area of Borno state

- The victims of the attack were killed after the terrorists rammed into the convoy of troops of the Nigerian Military with cars filled with explosives

- The terrorists were said to have killed three motorists and hijacked two buses along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road on Thursday, January 9

Three soldiers and eight civilians have been reportedly killed by some members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Monguno area of Borno state.

Daily Trust reports that the terrorists on Tuesday, January 7, rammed into the convoy of troops of the Nigerian Military with cars filled with explosives.

A source within the Military who confirmed the incident which took place a few days after the withdrawal of Chadian troops who were helping their Nigerian counterparts in fighting the ISWAP said the troops engaged the insurgents in gunfire at Monguno Roundabout.

The source also noted that the terrorists also burnt over 300 tents and killed eight people and injured others at a mega internally displaced persons’ camp in Monguno, 100km away from Maiduguri.

Also, the terrorists were said to have killed three motorists and hijacked two buses along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road on Thursday, January 9.

Sources said the incident took place 15 kilometres away from Njimtilo, an outskirt of Maiduguri.

One of the vigilante members who spoke on the incident, Musa Yakinu, said that the bodies of the victims were recovered at a roadside

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that nine people were killed in a bomb which was detonated on a bridge in Borno state.

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The bomb was detonated on a crowded bridge on Monday, January 6, in Borno state after a child of about 10-years-old picked up the bomb mistaking it for metal scrap and intending to sell it.

The bomb detonated killing both the boy and nine persons on the bridge which links Nigeria and Cameroon through the market town of Gamboru.

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