Buhari Visit: Several Injured as B’Haram Fires Rocket into Maiduguri
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Boko Haram fighters have attacked Maiduguri, Borno’s capital, ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit.
Three communities in Maiduguri’s Ngomari airport general area were claimed to have been attacked by terrorists.
The attackers appeared to have targetted the airport as they struck 10:45am, a few minutes before the arrival of Buhari.
In a report by Daily Trust, some locals said that the attackers hit the communities with rocket launchers, killing unconfirmed number of people, destroying residential area and properties.
A resident said one of the rockets landed close to an office and two landed in Ngomari Ayashe community, killing four children, one in Moranti.
“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,” the resident said.
At least 25 persons reportedly sustained injuries in the attack, which the authorities are yet to comment on.