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Nigerian paramilitaries confirm that more than 40 civilians were killed in two jihadist attacks in Borno State

June 14, 2020

The Nigerian paramilitary group Joint Civil Intervention Force (FCIC) has confirmed that last Saturday in Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, more than 40 civilians were killed in two attacks by jihadist militiamen.

The government has not identified the attackers, but it is certain that it is the Boko Haram sect, the faction led by Abubakar Shekau, or the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), which has been fragmented since August 1, 2016 .

The attacks occurred in the Nganzai region and in the city of Monguno, which houses a Nigerian army camp and a refugee center. According to FCIC member Idris Yahaya, around 40 bodies were recovered in the first city.

Nigerian paramilitaries confirm that more than 40 civilians were killed in two jihadist attacks in Borno StateNigerian paramilitaries confirm that more than 40 civilians were killed in two jihadist attacks in Borno State

Another militia member, Mohamed Ibrahim, has confirmed that at least three civilians and several soldiers were killed in Monguno following an attack “from three different directions”. After that, the jihadists managed to temporarily take control of the city before proceeding with the fleeing arrival of the army. “