3 soldiers, 6 vigilante group members killed in Maiduguri BH attack


3 soldiers and six local vigilante members died during the Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri yesterday May 13th.

A senior official of the state Vigilante group who spoke to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity said the six vigilante group members who died were killed while trying to help 3 women who ran to them for help when the attacks started. Unknown to them, the women were suicide bombers who had bombs strapped under their clothes which later exploded, killing 6 and injuring 12 others.

"The six vigilantes were killed by female suicide bombers who pretended to be in distress while the fight was ongoing between troops and the terrorists. The three women were all suicide bombers because they strapped their bodies with explosives and pretended that they were trapped in the ensuing confusion. And out of sympathy, our members approached them with a view to taking them to safety but sadly, they (women) detonated their explosives," he said.A military officer also confirmed that three soldiers died during the attack while many members of the insurgency group lost their live

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