Nigeria: 5 killed in rocket attack on Maiduguri


At least five people have been killed and at least 10 others injured when rockets fired by jihadists hit neighborhoods near an airport in northeastern Nigeria on the day of a visit by President Muhammadu Buhari, officials said. .

At least five rockets have been fired from an unknown location at Maiduguri, the capital and capital of Borno state, which has been at the center of a jihadist uprising for 12 years. The city was preparing for the official visit of President Bukhari, who arrived on the spot around 14:00. Residents claimed responsibility for the attack on the Islamic State in West Africa (IKDA), an organization whose activities are bleeding the region.

Security services and officials had no immediate comment on the attack. Mr. Bukhari was expected in Maiduguri to inaugurate various projects, including an uneven junction and training center at the city’s university. He did not comment publicly on the attack during his visit. The IKDA and Boko Haram’s opponent – the jihadists who founded the first split from the latter – have repeatedly launched deadly attacks, particularly with rockets, on Maiduguri during the uprising that has claimed more than 40 lives. has uprooted some two million others. The jihadist group has taken control of northeastern Nigeria following the death of Boko Haram leader in May during fighting between them.

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