Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday launched a daring attack on Aladuwari, a satellite village near Polo area in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, killing a yet-to-be ascertained number of people.
The gunmen, who reportedly came in three vehicles shelling and shooting at villagers until Sunday evening, reportedly set parts of the village ablaze.
The nature of the attacks and target is also mired in controversy as other reports say the terrorists opened fire on motorists queuing for fuel at a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation filling station on Molai road, the outskirts of Maiduguri.
The Boko Haram gunmen engaged troops of the Nigerian Army in a shoot-out in the Polo area, leaving many residents injured with others fleeing their homes to safer parts of the capital city.
The Military authorities in charge of the ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, charged with combating Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, are yet to react on the latest attack.
Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers invaded the city and detonated themselves at a crowded mini-commercial area.
Muhammed Abubakar, a Vigilante operative who lives in Suleimanti area of Maiduguri, said the suicide bombers detonated themselves near FOMWAN primary school located between Suleimanti and Jiddari Polo.
These latest string of attacks are coming on the heels of the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that the war against Boko Haram had been “technically” won.