Boko Haram Attacks Air Force Helicopter Carrying Medical Supplies In Borno

Boko Haram Attacks Air Force Helicopter Carrying Medical Supplies In Borno

"Over 14 loaded trucks were burnt by the suicide bombers though no casualty was recorded".

Three female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a truck station on Friday, detonating vehicles at Muna Garage on the city's eastern outskirts, the Associated Press reported quoting Deputy Police Superintendent Victor Iskukwu.

The explosions killed two residents, witnesses said.

"Yesterday at about 2318hrs, a suicide bomber sneaked into the midst of 13 pick up trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala early hrs of today and detonated IEDs strapped on self".

He, however, said that only the bomber was killed during the incident as the vehicles were empty. "The seven corpses of the suicide bombers were evacuated to the State Specialist Hospital by NEMA and Borno SEMA team", NEMA said.

The Nigerian Army on Thursday evening foiled a Boko Haram attack that targeted Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in the country's north-east.

The armed group's seven-year insurgency has killed 15,000 people and forced some two million from their homes. The killing brought the suicide bombers killed to nine, in what is regarded as the fiercest attack in months by Boko Haram on the city.

The six suicide bombers were intercepted at a security point a few meters from the scene of the first blasts.

A statement by the force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, sais the helicopter which was attacked was conveying medical personnel of the force.

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter on a medical outreach to the Internally Displaced Persons' camp in Gwoza was reportedly attacked by some Boko Haram militants during which an airman was injured.



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