Despite Defeat, Boko Haram Kills 120 In 2018 - UN
Although the cut-throat terror group, Boko Haram has been ‘technically’ defeated, their attacks has left no fewer than 120 people dead within the first 3 months of this year.
The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs disclosed the figure while condemning the sect’s Easter Sunday attack in the Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.
The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Yassine Gaba, who stated this in a statement, quoted local sources as saying that 34 persons were killed, and 90 others injured in the Easter Sunday attack on Bale Kura, Bale Shuwari, Jamine and Alikaramti villages in the Jere Local Government Area.
The police had confirmed on Monday that 25 persons died in suicide bombings at a wedding in Jere, where five male suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices.
The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, said 18 victims died on the spot while two died later.
The UN said on Tuesday that the recent weeks witnessed a steady increase of attacks by Boko Haram on civilians in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, and urged “the parties to end the conflict and respect human lives and dignity.”
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