Tension as Boko Haram Fires Rockets Into Maiduguri Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit


Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Maiduguri ahead of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the capital of Borno state.

Daily Trust reported that the insurgents attacked three communities at Ngomari airport general area in Maiduguri.

It was gathered that attackers appeared to have targeted the airport as they struck 10:45am, a few minutes before Buhari’s arrival.

Some residents whose identities were not revealed were reported as saying that the attackers hit the communities with rocket launchers, killing unconfirmed number of people.

A resident said one of the rockets landed close to an office and two landed in Ngomari Ayashe community, killing four children, one in Moranti.

The resident was quoted to have said:

“I can confirm that a 16-year-old child, Walida, was affected in the attack. She died instantly; she was cooking when her head got destroyed by the rocket.”
It was also gathered that at least 25 persons reportedly sustained injuries in the attack.

Also reporting the attack, Daily Nigerian stated that one of the missiles fired by the terrorists landed at Ajilari Cross area, also near Maiduguri airport where there is a military base.

Meanwhile, Daily Trust reported that President Buhari has arrived in Maiduguri on a one-day working visit minutes after the Boko Haram attack.


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