15 killed, 55 injured’ in fresh Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri
Written by Morenike Adebayo on April 2, 2018
Not less than 15 persons are feared dead and 55 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Bale Galtimari village in Jere local government area of Borno.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions, which lasted for hours on Sunday night, were heard from the outskirts of the city. Bale community is about 20 kilometres away from Maiduguri.
Security sources said a number of insurgents attacked Bale-Shuwa and Bale-Kura communities at about 8pm. Some residents said the insurgents came in a convoy of utility vehicles, motorcycles, suicide bombers and armed gunmen.
The source said the security operatives engaged in a fierce gun battle with the insurgents who detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and shot sporadically.
Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, said no soldier was killed by the insurgents.