Boko Haram militants kill 10 people in northeastern Nigeria

2021-02-25 17:39:45
Boko Haram militants kill 10 people in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram militants in Nigeria have killed at least 10 people and wounded about 60 others using rocket-propelled grenades, which local officials describe as a "new trend".

The terrorist group fired from the outskirts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri into densely populated areas, according to Borno state governor Babagana Zulumon.

It is the worst attack of its kind in Maiduguri in a year. The city is the birthplace of Boko Haram.

Attacks using rocket-propelled grenades have been rare in Maiduguri, but are becoming more common.

A similar attack on the city took place in July 2020 when three rockets left four dead and three wounded.

The Boko Haram terror group, which is linked to the ISIL (Daesh) and Al-Qaeda terror groups, has killed at least 36,000 people and displaced two million in the past decade in north-eastern Nigeria.

More than 30,000 people have been slaughtered and almost 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram's violence in Nigeria, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Boko Haram’s harsh violence has spilled over into the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, which have come together to create a joint military force to fight the terrorists.

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