Seven persons have been killed in Borno as suicide bombers attacked an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Banki Town in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.
According to the report by Channels, two female suicide bombers reportedly detonated their strapped explosives at about 7:00 am local time on Wednesday leaving an unidentified number of persons terribly injured.
The attack came after the General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, spent Tuesday night with troops during an operational visit.
His convoy was ambushed on Tuesday on his way to Bama and one soldier was reportedly killed while two other sustained injuries in the attack.
Although no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Boko Haram is largely suspected, owing to the fact that the terrorist group has carried out such attacks in the region in the past.
Meanwhile, 30 Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly killed in Kareto, Borno State when they ambushed an Army contingent in Kareto, Borno State. According to the Army, the attack on about 100 Boko Haram members occurred on Monday during patrols by the 113 Battalion.
A ground operation by the Army and a multinational force, with air cover by the Air Force, was put in place to raid the North on a village-by-village basis, capture Boko Haram terrorists and free the captives.
Cameroonian General, Bouba Dobekreo said the ground forces were put in place to eradicate Boko Haram threat in Nigeria.
A statement released by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, April 20, disclosed that the terrorists provide loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans in the North East as a way of inducing them for recruitment.
The Defence Headquarters hereby advises the general public, especially those in the North East, to constantly be weary and conscious of various tactics of the desperate Boko Haram.
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