No fewer than 10 people were feared dead with 7 others sustaining gunshots wounds when suspected members of Boko Haram invaded nearby surrounding villages of Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
This is just as two suicide bombers, yesterday, blew themselves up at a village in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, at the time Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was visiting the city.
Sources said the terrorists, armed with AK-47 rifles were, fleeing from military bombardment by air force raid when they sneaked into the nearby villages, setting many residential buildings, mostly thatched houses, ablaze.
Last Tuesday, over 23 people including members of youths vigilante, were feared dead with scores injured when a bag filled with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) discovered by operatives of the youth vigilante (Civilian JTF) at a deserted camp of Boko Haram near Monguno village in Borno State had incidentally exploded.
is about 155km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital that was under Boko haram control before it was liberated by military early this year.
Residents and eye witnesses said: “The insurgents who were attempting to regroup around one of their destroyed camps were bombarded by a coordinated effort of the military and air force operatives, before some of them who escaped the onslaught stormed some of the nearby villages and killed 10 people with seven others seriously injured.”
A reliable source at the Accident and Emergency Unit of University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) who is not authorized to talk to the press said seven people who sustained gunshot wounds in the Monguno village attacks were brought in and admitted at the UMTH yesterday evening.
“We received seven victims of Boko Haram attacks in Monguno village today (yesterday), I was at the hospital when the victims were brought in by some security operatives with few members of civilian JTF,” the source stated.