13 killed as rocket hits Maiduguri, NAF defends city


Published February 24, 2021

Thirteen persons were killed and over 40 injured in rocket attack on Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram members .
As at the time of filing the report , a team of military, civilian JTF and humanitarian workers were still combing the town for corpses even as the injured were assisted to hospital.
The major casualties were recorded at a football field in Gwange near the house of late General Mamman Shuwa, who was one of the earlier casualties of insurgency in the state .
Nine boys who were playing football early evening were killed by the rocket .
Many others were also injured in the area .
Other parts of the town were not spared the rocket, believed to have been shot to destabilise the town , paved the way for a massive attack by the insurgents .
At Adam Kolo part of the town , the rocket killed four persons.
A source said a vehicle parked in the area was totally scattered.
He said that the corpses was removed and taken to the State Specialist Hospital .
He said those that were injured were equally assisted to the hospital to be treated .
When our correspondent drove to the place at about 6. 30 pm , the entire area was cordoned off by Civilian JTF and some soldiers .
All attempts to get the military and other security agencies to talk on the incident officially were unsuccessful .

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