UPDATE: 11 People In Fresh Boko Haram Attack
The dreaded Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram are at it again.
Perhaps, they just want to prove to the government that they are still alive and active.
Despite repeated claims by Buhari’s government that the terrorists have been defeated, the sect struck again on Thursday, killing 11 people, including 3 aid workers.
The attack took place on a military facility in Borno state, according to two security reports seen by Reuters.
The raid in the town of Rann marks the latest high-profile attack by militants in the northeast, coming less than two weeks after militants abducted 110 girls from a school in the town of Dapchi in neighbouring Yobe state.
The United Nations confirmed three aid workers, all Nigerian nationals, were killed in the attack, near the Cameroon border, and said a female nurse was missing, feared abducted.
It said it was also concerned other civilians may have been killed or injured.
Four soldiers and four police officers were also killed, according to the Nigerian security reports seen by Reuters.
The militants, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and truck-mounted guns, initially overpowered soldiers in a firefight at the military facility but the armed forces later regained control, according to the two reports.
Two of the aid workers who died were contractors with the International Organization for Migration, IOM working as coordinators at a camp for 55,000 displaced people in Rann, the UN said.
The third was a doctor employed as a consultant for UNICEF.
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