Boko Haram terrorists have once again claimed responsibility for attacks on Maiduguri, Borno State capital, in Nigeria and that of Chad’s capital, N’Djamena.
According to reports by a United States-based monitoring group, SITE Intelligence Group said the terrorists claimed responsibility of the attacks on Twitter, signed “Islamic State, West Africa Province,” which is Boko Haram’s new name since pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group in March.
The twit reads, “West Africa Province (formerly Boko Haram) of #ISIS claimed the suicide bombings today in Chad and Nigeria,” SITE said on Twitter.
A statement citing Boko Haram’s Twitter message identified the attackers and said they had “pounded strongholds of disbelief in West Africa.”
Boko Haram had previously claimed responsibility for a June 15 attack in the city that left 38 dead.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that Maiduguri was hit by the terrorists at the weekend killing two people when two suicide bombers tried to target a busy bus station.
Heavy security however prevented the attackers from getting into the terminal, but reports indicated the two victims were pedestrians.
Similarly, at least 15 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a crowded market in N’Djamena last Saturday; days after the militant group claimed a previous bombing in the city that left 38 people dead.
The attack in N’Djamena, by a man disguised as a woman in a full-face veil, came after a botched bombing in Maiduguri.
It would be recalled also that last Friday night, the terrorists also raided the village of Ngamdu, some 100 kilometres from Maiduguri, killing 11.
Reports by Reuters also indicated that suspected Boko Haram members launched an attack on the prison in the southern Niger town of Diffa late on Saturday.
The report stressed that military sources said, three of the assailants and one soldier were killed before the attack was repelled. “When the attack was repelled, the assailants fled, probably back into the town,” one military source said. “We are searching for them.”
A second military source said the attackers might have been residents of Diffa, as no one had seen them enter the town.
The terrorists attacked the prison in February.

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