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Boko Haram Fires Rocket Into Maiduguri Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit



Boko Haram Fires Rocket Into Maiduguri Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state.

Naija News had earlier reported that President Buhari on Thursday departed the Presidential Villa in Abuja for Maiduguri.

The Nigerian leader left the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 10:00 am.

Buhari is expected to commission multiple projects embarked upon and completed by the administration of Governor Babagana Zulum.

It was reported that Boko Haram terrorists attacked three communities at Ngomari airport general area in Maiduguri.

The terrorists appeared to have targetted the airport as they struck 10:45 am, a few minutes before the arrival of Buhari.

Sources that spoke with Daily Trust claimed that the terrorists struck the communities with rocket launchers, killing an unconfirmed number of people, destroying residential areas and properties.

A resident said one of the rockets landed close to an office and two landed in the Ngomari Ayashe community, killing four children, one in Moranti.

The resident said, “I can confirm that a 16-year-old child, Walida, was affected in the attack. She died instantly; she was cooking when her head got destroyed by the rocket.”

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