Official: 10 killed, 60 injured in Tuesday’s Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri

Ten (10) persons have been confirmed killed including 9 young boys and about 60 injured following Boko Haram’s mortar attack on Maiduguri of Tuesday in Borno State.

This was confirmed by Governor Babagana Zulum when  he visited some of the hospitals where the injured are receiving medical treatment.

Officials informed the governor during the visit that 10 persons were killed and 60 injured by rocket bombs fired into the town.

Nine of the dead were said to be young boys hit by a bomb while playing football at Gwange ward.

Prof Zulum expressed sadness over the incident and sympathized with those affected.

He said, “We have been informed that about 10 persons were killed and 60 were injured. This is a new form of attack, totally different from the usual suicide bombing. It is worrisome and there is an urgent need to strategize to forestall further occurrence.”

Speaking while going round the hospitals, the governor assured the injured that the government would provide care for them.



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