At Least 8 Dead in Boko Haram Attacks Over Weekend

ICC Note

Boko Haram launched several suicide attacks and targeted a Nigerian military base over the weekend, resulting in at least eight deaths including an army captain. On Saturday, a group of militants attacked a military based in Nigeria’s Yobe state. Approximately 15 militants and five soldiers were killed. On Sunday, five suicide bombers detonated near Maiduguri. Three males and two females launched two separate attacks that killed three civilians in the evening.

1/9/2017 Nigeria (Reuters) – Two separate attacks by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers - one by a female duo, the other by three men - have killed three people in northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday. All the attackers died.

The bombings late on Sunday in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state where the Boko Haram insurgency began, followed a bloody clash on Saturday in which five soldiers and more than 15 jihadist fighters died in neighboring Yobe state.

The violence marks a resurgence in attacks weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari said Boko Haram fighters had been pushed out of their last stronghold in the northeast where they have been trying to set up an Islamic state.

Maiduguri police said the women bombers claimed two victims there late on Sunday evening shortly after the male group had killed one person in the city. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks but they bear the hallmarks of the group.

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