Fifteen people killed in a gun attack in Nigeria


Published: 2018-04-02 16:13

Last Updated: 2018-04-02 16:48

Boko Haram group were founded in 2002 (Premium Times Nigeria)
Boko Haram group were founded in 2002 (Premium Times Nigeria)

At least 15 people were killed and more than 65 were injured late on Sunday, in an attack carried out by jihadist organization Boko Haram on two villages in Nigeria, The Washington Post reported.

According to Reuters, the gun attack took place near army barracks in Bale Shuwari.

On the other hand, 13 insurgents were pronounced dead by the Nigerian army.

Earlier last week, the government said that it was in talks with Boko Haram to agree to a ceasefire, however, it did not mention any factions or elements in particular.

In February, 20 people were killed and dozens injured in a crowded fish market in Nigeria, after three suicide bombers attacked the market located in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram continues to carry out terrorist bombings in Borno State and other cities in Nigeria, in an attempt to establish an Islamic State. The group kidnaps women and often uses youth as suicide bombers.