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Boko Haram militants (file photo)

Boko Haram militants (NIGERIAN GOSSIP photo)
Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:44PM

On May 15, the Nigerian army launched an offensive against Boko Haram, a day after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the three northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.

22 people have been killed in separate attacks by suspected members of the militant group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria, according to a report.

The deadly attacks targeted students and fishermen in Maiduguri, the capital and largest city of the state of Borno, Xinhua reported on Tuesday.

A military source said terrorists attacked a private school called Ansaruden Private Primary and Secondary School in Jajeri in the suburbs of Maiduguri, and opened fire on the students, who were taking a national exam.

“Nine of the students were shot dead by the insurgents, while many of them were injured,” a military officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated.

One of the residents of the city said, “Thirteen fishermen and tea sellers have been killed at Alau River. Gunmen numbering about five stormed the river area and opened fire on fishermen at the river bank and two local tea sellers today.”

Sources at the State Specialists Hospital said about 20 bodies with gunshot wounds were brought in on Monday evening.

On Sunday, suspected members of the Nigerian militant group stormed a school in the town of Damaturu, the capital of the state of Yobe, killing seven students and two teachers.

On May 15, the Nigerian army launched an offensive against Boko Haram, a day after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in the three northeastern states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa.

Boko Haram — whose name means “Western education is forbidden” — says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.

The group has claimed responsibility for a number of deadly gun and bomb attacks in various parts of Nigeria since 2009.

Over the past four years, violence in the north of Africa’s most populous country has claimed the lives of 3,600 people, including killings by the security forces.

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