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Boko Haram kills 7 in raid and suicide attack in Borno

BokoHaram new Boko Haram gunmen have killed seven people in a raid and suicide bombing in the northeastern state of Borno, near Sambisa Forest.

The attack which occurred near the terror group’s hideout, is the group’s first since Nigerian government declared them “technically” defeated.

An eyewitness said the first attack happened in Izgeki village, when the attackers on bicycles across the river from Izghe on Tuesday morning where they killed two people.

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The attack forced villagers to cross the river into Izghe. The gunmen pursued them. One of them who had a suicide belt on him blew himself up near the market, killing five people.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made crushing the rebellion a priority, in December said a sustained counter-offensive had reduced the group’s ability to strike effectively.

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