9 young boys, several others killed as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri with rocket

9 young boys, several others killed as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri with rocket

- In what appears to be a rocket strike, Boko Haram has attacked Maiduguri again

- The latest attack is a slap on the face of the counter-insurgency efforts

- At least, 40 people were injured while 13 people died during the attack including nine boys playing football

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At least, 13 people were reportedly killed on Tuesday, February 23, when suspected Boko Haram members attacked Maiduguri, Borno state in what appeared to be a rocket strike.

Legit.ng gathers that there is a possibility of the state recording more casualties from the attack as humanitarian workers are currently at the spot of the incident, combing the town for corpses.

Over 40 people have been taken to hospital after sustaining several injuries from the attack, The Punch reports.

Breaking: Many souls including 9 boys lost as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri with rocket
President Buhari recently appointed new service chiefs but security challenges still persist in Borno and other states. Credit: Femi Adesina
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It was gathered that the major casualties were recorded at a football field in Gwange near the house of late General Mamman Shuwa where nine boys were killed.

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The Adam Kolo part of Maiduguri was not spared as the insurgents fired the rocket which led to the death of four persons.

Meanwhile, a team of military, civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) have condoned the affected area in order to prevent another attack and protect the humanitarian workers at the scene.

In a related development, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria was on Sunday, February 21, plunged into tears following the tragic crash of the Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft, leading to the death of seven personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).

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The military plane crashlanded close to the Abuja airport after experiencing an engine failure on its way to Minna, Niger state.

The minister of aviation Hadi Sirika, who first announced the plane crash in a tweet, called for calm but was unsure of the casualties.

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However, in a statement released after the incident by Air Vice-Marshal Ibikunle Daramola, NAF the director of public relation and information, all the officers on the plane died.


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