Boko Haram strikes again in Nigeria, 3 killed

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Terror once again struck Nigeria, Africa’s most populous state, with three people being killed and six others injured in suicide attacks in the country’s northeast province Borno. Boko Haram is said to be behind the attacks.

Two bombers blew themselves up on December 4 at a security checkpoint outside Sabon Gari village in Biu district, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri. The blasts killied two civilian vigilantes and injured four people.
A young male bomber earlier riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives in nearby Kimba village, killing one person and injuring two others. “Three people, including two of our colleagues, died in two suicide blasts in Sabon Gari and Kimba villages,” said Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian vigilante from Biu, 35 kilometres from the blast scenes.

The neighbouring villages along with Biu have been repeatedly hit by suicide and bomb attacks.  Boko Haram’s six-year old insurgency has killed 17,000 people and displaced 2.1 million others.

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