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Status: 30.06.2024 13:16

Attacks on a marriage, a hospital and a funeral: At least 18 individuals have been killed in three suicide assaults in Nigeria. The terrorist militia Boko Haram is suspected to be behind them.

At least 18 individuals have been killed in a number of suicide assaults in northeast Nigeria. Initially, there have been totally different experiences on the precise variety of deaths. The newspaper Vanguard, citing unnamed sources, reported greater than 30 lifeless and over 100 injured. According to the British broadcaster BBC, a minimum of 18 individuals have been killed and 30 others injured.

According to the regional catastrophe administration company, all three assaults occurred within the city of Gwoza. Police stated a minimum of six individuals died within the first assault on a marriage within the afternoon. “A woman carrying a baby on her back detonated an explosive device in a busy parking lot,” stated a spokesman for Borno police.

According to police, the suicide assault on a hospital was additionally carried out by ladies. Another assault adopted throughout the funeral ceremony for these killed on the wedding ceremony. During the primary prayers for the victims, “another female suicide bomber rushed over and detonated another explosive device, causing many casualties,” a police report stated.

Boko Haram is suspected of being behind assaults

So far, no group has claimed duty for the assaults. However, it’s suspected that the jihadist group Boko Haram is behind it. In the previous, the militia has repeatedly used ladies and ladies for suicide assaults. Some of those attackers are prisoners of the group, who typically perform the assaults below the affect of medicine and below duress.

Northeast Nigeria has been stricken by terrorist assaults for a while. Both Boko Haram and the terrorist group Islamic State are energetic within the area. The taking of 276 ladies hostage from a college within the city of Chibok in 2014 triggered nice horror throughout the nation's borders. There remains to be no hint of round 90 of them.

No lasting peace within the area

Boko Haram captured Gwoza, the place yesterday's assaults occurred, in addition to giant elements of northern Borno in 2014 and declared a caliphate. In 2015, the Nigerian military recaptured town with the assistance of the Chadian armed forces. Since then, the group has carried out repeated assaults. Despite repeated operations, the navy has not but succeeded in bringing lasting peace to the area.

Violence in northeast Nigeria has killed greater than 40,000 individuals and displaced round two million extra over the previous 15 years. The battle has unfold to neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad, resulting in the formation of a regional navy coalition.