14 killed in Boko Haram attacks
ABUJA — Two suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria have left up to 14 people dead and three soldiers wounded, the army and local residents said on Monday.
On Monday afternoon, six people were killed in an ambush of a commercial convoy escorted by the military in the Sanda district of Borno state.
“Suspected elements of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists who were foraging for food, ambushed troops... escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri,” said army spokesman Sani Usman.
“Unfortunately, five civilians lost their lives at the incident and another died on the way to the hospital,” he said. “Three soldiers also sustained injuries.” Another attack took place on Sunday when eight people were killed outside a church by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on bicycles shortly after morning service in Kwamjilari village, about 30km east of the town of Chibok, in Borno state. — AFP.