Suspected Boko Haram terrorists invade Magumeri Town in Borno State

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists have invaded Magumeri town, the headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area, about 51kms from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

The attackers set some places, including the only functioning telecom base station in the town ablaze.

Security sources confirmed to ait.live that the insurgents invaded Magumeri at about 4 pm on Monday, and started shooting sporadically for almost two hours.

Reports also said there were attempts by the military to dislodge them, but the insurgents infiltrated the Local Government Council Headquarters, where they destroyed some property.

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Akelicious also gathered that a nursing mother died as a result of the exchange of fire between the insurgents and the military, while other residents also got injured, as the insurgents’ attack threw the town into tension and confusion.

The military is yet to give any official statement on the attack as at the time of filing this report.

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