Islamic extremists attack 3 towns in northeastern Nigeria

Residents and the Nigerian navy voice that no not up to 40 other individuals had been killed when suspected Islamic extremists conducted three assaults in northeastern Nigeria’s Borno voice on Saturday, along with an assault on Monguno, a navy garrison city


HARUNA UMAR and SAM OLUKOYA Associated Press

June 14, 2020, 1: 54 PM

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria —
Three assaults by Islamic extremists, along with an assault on Monguno, a navy garrison city, own killed bigger than 40 other individuals in Nigeria’s notheastern Borno voice.

The extremists from the Islamic Order West Africa Province on Saturday attacked Monguno, the attach there are an estimated 150,000 displaced civilians, a United Countries dilemma of business and a Nigerian navy harmful.

“The successfully-armed attackers came in expansive numbers from three directions and took over town for some hours sooner than the navy fought them encourage with the help of fighter planes,” acknowledged Mohammed Ibrahim, a member of Monguno’s neighborhood security force.

Loads of the attackers perceived to own advance from neighboring Chad and Niger, acknowledged Ibrahim. Not not up to three civilians and an unspecified numbers of squaddies had been killed, he acknowledged.

The attackers came in 13 autos, along with heavily armed autos, acknowledged one other gaze. The opponents dropped letters written in English, Hausa and Arabic warning other individuals to conclude far flung from the navy and humanitarian organization because they is liable to be attacked at anytime.

Defense force spokesman Sagir Musa acknowledged on Sunday that the attackers sustained “high different of casualties” and a few of their weapons and instruments used to be destroyed.

A separate extremist attack on Saturday used to be within the Nganzai dwelling, the attach residents voice about 40 other individuals had been killed.

Idris Yahaya, a member of the local neighborhood security neighborhood told The Associated Press that they’ve recovered “about 40 corpses in and around Usmanti village.” He acknowledged the attackers also burned down just a few homes sooner than they left the village.

A third attack used to be on Zuwo village within the Gubio dwelling however the different of casualties have not but been confirmed thanks to miserable telecommunication companies and products within the dwelling.

In an earlier attack on June 9, 81 other individuals had been killed in Gubio. Gubio, Monguno and Nganzai are within the Lake Chad dilemma of Nigeria the attach the Islamic Order West Africa Province is most challenging.


Olukoya reported from Lagos, Nigeria.

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