Boko Haram Insurgents, 3 Soldiers, 2 Vigilante Killed In Borno

4 Boko Haram members surrender to Troops

No fewer than four persons were killed and eight others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on Sunday at a mosque in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.

Bama, located about 67 km southeast of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, has witnessed many attacks by Boko Haram, a Jihadist militant organization based in northeastern Nigeria.

It would be recalled that some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) just returned to Bama last month.

The chairman noted that the state government, in collaboration with the military, police and other security agencies had deployed personnel and constructed trenches to fortify security in the town.

"Two suspected Boko Haram bombers pretended to be worshippers and they blew up themselves and killed 4 civilians and 7 others injured", a member of vigilance group helping soldiers to fight the insurgents, the Civilian JTF said.


"The victims evacuated to military hospital for further treatment of serious injuries", Abba Masta said.

Chairman Bama Local Government, Ba'shehu Gulumba told Channels Television that a dusk till dawn curfew has been imposed while other measures are being put in place to ensure safety of returnees.

Ali Abacha, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it was a suicide attack. He also urges residents of the state to be vigilant nd report any suspicious person.

This as even as the military top heriachy said three regular soldiers, two civilian JTF and three Boko Haram members died in a shootout between troops and Boko Haram members in Borno.

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