Mortar Bombs Kill 5, Injure Many in Borno

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By Muhammadu Sabiu

A rocket-propelled grenade launched by suspected militants against a community in Borno State resulted in at least five fatalities and 11 injuries.

Several terrorists attempted to attack the town of Damboa late on Friday but were greeted with fierce opposition by the paramilitary group that supports the armed forces in the fight against terrorism, according to two anti-jihadist militia commanders who spoke to AFP on Sunday.

The attack is the most recent in Nigeria’s northeast’s 14-year jihadist struggle, which has claimed 40,000 lives and forced more than two million people from their homes since 2009.

Reacting to the incident, Babakura Kolo, a militia leader in the region, said, “Out of desperation, the insurgents fired an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) on the town from a distance, which killed five people and injured 11 others.”

The five deceased victims were laid to rest on Saturday, while the wounded were transported by helicopter to the regional capital, Maiduguri, for medical care.

As of the time of filing this report, the Citizen Reports didn’t get any information about any response from the Nigerian Army about the incident.

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