ABUJA – Four people were killed on Saturday night during a triple suicide bomb attack by a Jihadist terrorist group in northeast Nigeria, according to police sources on Sunday.
The suicide bomb terror attack launched by three Boko Haram militants that killed four civilians happened in the town of Maiduguri, in northeast Nigeria, according to a police communique.
The suicide terrorists – a man and two women – detonated their home-made explosive belts after being intercepted by a community patrol, organized to hinder such attacks, in one of the epicenters of Boko Haram’s terrorist activity.
A member of one of these civic volunteer patrols, a woman and two of her children died in the ensuing explosions that also wounded another eight people, police spokesman Victor Isuku said in a statement.
In the past months, the Nigerian armed forces have succeeded in retaking most of the territory occupied by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, where the Jihadists aspire to establish a Caliphate ruled under Sharia or Islamic law.
With its military capacity downgraded by the pressure exerted by the Nigerian army, the Islamist militia has gradually resorted to suicide bomb attacks against the civilian population, a softer target than military targets or government buildings.
Since the onset of their terror campaign in 2009, Boko Haram’s wave of terror has killed over 20,000 persons and forced over two million Nigerians to flee their homes in the region, according to figures handled by international humanitarian organizations.
Millions of Nigerians are now experiencing a worsening food supply situation which is creating the conditions for widespread famine in northeast Nigeria due to the ongoing drought and Boko Haram’s terrorist activity.