At least five people were killed when suicide bombers detonated explosives at three different locations in Muna area of Borno State. The areas affected were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia, 11 other people were injured in the attacks that occurred in the morning. Among the dead were four suicide bombers and a member of security volunteer group. The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed that response agencies promptly responded to the distress call: “We have since taken the injured persons to hospital for proper medical attention while the dead bodies have been deposited in the mortuary” he said. Suicide bombings have become a major attack tool for the Boko Haram whose insurgency has caused the death of about 100,000 people since 2009.
3,8000 new infections oh HIV has been recorded in Borno State, all in a Displaced Persons camp. Currently 2.4 per cent of the population of the state (about 108,000 persons) are living with HIV and AIDS, and these new 3,8000 cases has been reginstrated from January to March, amongst them 70 children have been tested positive. Borno state has not participated in any HIV programme in the last two years, only tiny portion of the people living with HIV and AIDs can access treatment because most anti-retroviral centres have closed: in the state only 32 out of 90 centres are still operational. Within the last six years the state achieved only a nine per cent HIV reductio in Borno state, that’s because the government didn’t give priority attention to the plight of these persons. Governor Shettima had approved N45 million funding for HIV development programmes since December 2016, but the fund is yet to be released.
Boko Haram members allegedly attacked communities in Konduga local Government, Borno State, and kidnapped 10 people. Ibrahim Abdullahi ( Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps) declared the terrorists invaded Konduga and abducted four women and six youths. MrAbdullahi told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri on tuesday that many other villages were invaded too, because the insurgents are looking for more youths to recruite to sustain their fight in the state, since they have been effectively decimated by the Nigerian military. This is a clarion call to Nigerians to be on the alert at all times and always report any suspicious activities around them to the security agencies, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are desperate to return to their liberated communities should desist from living in areas that are not properly secured by armed personnel.Millions of people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency since 2009, while about 100,000 have been killed, according to official estimates. Hundreds of people including scores of female secondary school students kidnapped in 2014 from their school in Chibok, Borno State, are still being held by the Boko Haram.
On wednesday a douzens of Boko Haram terrorists did try to attack for the first time Magumari village, 52 kilometres away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital. Nigerian soldiers had repelles what could have tourned into a massacre. The wednesday attack came right after Boko Haram terrorists released a video in which armed men execute three man accused of spying them. The mission in the village was to kill everyone, but soldiers managed to avoid the tragedy fiting off the insurgents. Mr Usman ( Nigerian army’s spokesman) said that residents of the village must have helped the attackers, claiming that it wouldn’t have been possible in any other ways. Moreover, most of the killed Boko Haram fighters were faces known to many members of the agrarian community. “It is imperative that all communities in the North East especially Borno State, should fully cooperate with the military and the Security agencies by exposing Boko Haram terrorists in their respective towns and villages”, Sani Usman added.
At least two soldiers are feared dead after a bomb explosion along Banki – Usmanari – Kumshe road in Borno State. About eight soldiers of the 152 TF Battalion of the Nigerian Army were also injured in the explosion which occurred at about 8:10 a.m. One canter truck was destroyed in the explosion while the injured persons are currently receiving first aid treatment before they are evacuated by air to the hospital.