On Thursday night Maiduguri was hit by terror yet again. Jihadi terrorists targeted the town of Maiduguri in the northeast of Nigeria as local citizens were organizing celebrations for the Eid al-Adha Muslim festival.
Three rockets were fired from the outskirts of the area, leaving 4 dead and 3 injured, according to emergency services. So far, no argument has been made for the attack.
“It is the handiwork of the ‘terrorists’ who are bent on disrupting tomorrow’s Eid festivities,” said Ibrahim Liman, an official with one of the civilian militias that is assisting the military in battling the jihadis.
Borno state capital Maiduguri is no stranger to jihadi attacks.
The convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, was hit by machine-gun fire no more than 24 hours before this last attack. The Governor was not hit, but 15 were wounded in the firefight.
The area of North East is home to Boko Haram where the group was founded in 2009. At that time the organization has spread to neighboring Cameroon and Chad. The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) rebels split from the main Boko Haram party in 2016 and have been a powerful force since then. In the Region.
The violence instigated by the group over the past decade has killed more than 36,000 people and displaced more than 2 million people.