Nigeria army probes recent Boko Haram attacks

Children fleeing from Boko Haram Islamists walk past burnt houses in Mairi village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno State, on February 6, 2016Nigeria’s army on Sunday said it has launched a probe into recent attacks by Boko Haram militants which claimed dozens of lives of lives near Maiduguri, capital of northeast Borno state. At least 85 people died when insurgents stormed and torched a village on January 30, the third attack in four days defying President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim Nigeria had largely defeated the jihadist group. “The recent unfortunate attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on communities close to Maiduguri, despite our successes, call for concern,” the army said.

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