14 killed in Boko Haram at­tacks

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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.

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