Seven persons, including a 7-year-old girl, were killed in a new wave of attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria.
During the night in the north-eastern city of Dikwa, the Islamic terrorists killed a policeman, a civilian and a local politician the Nigerian army reported. The command attacked a police station, a bank and a hotel but was repelled by soldiers, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, a spokesman for the Combined Task Force for the state of Borno explained.
Three of the attackers are dead, others, though wounded, managed to escape. Again in the north-east, in the city of Potiskum, Boko Haram opened fired on the home of a police sergeant. “They shot him while he was seated next to his family.”