Boko Haram:Triple Suicide Explosions Killed 27, Injured 83 In Maiduguri

LAGOS AUGUST 16TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants.
Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people, an emergency services official said.

According to the agency report, in all, 83 people were wounded in the three explosions near the city of Maiduguri, epicentre of the long-running conflict between government forces and Boko Haram.
Nigeria’s military last year wrested back large swathes of territory from the Islamist insurgents. But they have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday’s bombings and weakening the army’s control.
The group has waged an eight-year war to create an Islamic state in northeast Nigeria and provoked international outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls known as the Chibok Girls in April 2014.
Its better-known faction, led by Abubakar Shekau, has mainly based itself in the sprawling Sambisa forest, and been characterized by its use of women and children as suicide bombers targeting mosques and markets.
A rival faction, based in the Lake Chad region, led by Abu Musab al-Barnawi and boasting ties to Islamic State, has in the meantime quietly become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organised attacks.
Last month, an oil prospecting team was captured by al-Barnawi’s group. At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and vigilantes
The Boko Haram insurgency has killed 20,000 people and forced some 2.7 million to flee their homes in the last eight years.
Boko Haram Attacks Two Villages In Adamawa
Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents have again attacked and razed Muduvu and Nyibango villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.
The attack is coming few days after similar ones in Ghumbili and Mildu villages of the area where several lives were lost.
Chairman of Madagali Local Government Council, Malam Yusuf Muhammed, said on Tuesday in Yola that the latest attacks lasted from 11 pm to 12 midnight on Monday.
Muhammed disclosed that the recent incidence was the fifth attack in the area by the Boko Haram within two weeks.
He called on the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the affected communities.
“Again, at about 11pm two of our villages, Muduvu and Nyibango, came under Boko Haram attack where houses, shops and worshiping places were completely burnt down.
“The way and manner our people are always under attack by Boko Haram insurgents is a serious issue of concern.
“We want the government to come to our aid by improving security as well as show sympathy by visiting the affected areas that are under attacks this two weeks,” Muhammed said.
According to the chairman, the exact number of dead and injured people has yet to be ascertained.
He added that villagers who escaped the attack, as well as returnees in communities, have relocated to Gulak and Madagali town for fear further attacks.
He said that the community that were attacked include Ghumbil and Bakin Dutse in Gulak District as well as Mildu and Muduvu in Sukur.
When contacted, Major Adetoye Fadare, spokesperson of 28 Task Force Brigade, Mubi said that he was on transit and out of town and therefore could not comment.

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