Boko Haram invades Maiduguri with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers

Boko Haram extremists have struck  Maiduguri with rocket-propelled grenades and multiple suicide bombers, according to witnesses.

At least 15 people have been killed in the attack by the radical Islamic group on Sunday but the toll was feared many times higher, Associated Press reported.

Militants firing indiscriminately from the back of three trucks attacked the village of Dawari on the outskirts of Maiduguri, which is the birthplace of Boko Haram.

Soldiers engaged them, the reports said, and as people were fleeing a woman ran into a neighbouring area yelling “Boko Haram, Boko Haram”. When people gathered, she detonated herself, according to witness Bulama Isa.

A rocket-propelled grenade then exploded, setting alight grass-thatched huts, while a second woman blew herself up, according to Isa.

A village chief, 10 of his children and others were killed in Dawari, according to residents Ahmed Bala and Umar Ibrahim.

 

 

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