Boko Haram kills village chief imam, four others in Borno

Mustapha talks to students in one of the junior classes of his Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in Maiduguri Nigeria

Mustapha talks to students in one of the junior classes of his Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School in Maiduguri Nigeria

Several people were reportedly killed on Monday when suicide bombers detonated bombs at a place use for distribution of aid materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.

Details of the attack in Konduga, a central town in Borno, the state capital, was still sketchy.

He said that at least 46 people were wounded in the attack, and many have been taken to Maiduguri General Hospital. "It happened during aid distribution by an NGO, when people had gathered to receive donations".

Although there are conflicting reports as to the number of persons that were massacred during the attack last Sunday night, Abdulkadir said it was "The Chief Imam of Kurmiri village and four other persons" that were slaughtered by suspected members of Boko Haram sect.

"We have dispatched out a team to the scene", said Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force.

The group claimed an attack on August 16 in Konduga, during which three female attackers blew up their explosives outside a camp for displaced persons.

In December 2016, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced that Boko Haram had been technically defeated and that the group could no longer pose a threat to major urban centers in northern Nigeria.

Communication networks in the area have also been cut off by Boko Haram.

Northeast Nigeria is in the grip of a humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency, which has left at least 20,000 people dead and displaced more than 2.6 million since 2009.

He said, "We in Magumeri woke up this morning (Monday) and received a distress call that one of our communities witnessed Boko Haram attacks".

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