At least five civilians have been killed and four others injured from a Boko Haram attack on the outskirts of the Borno State capital, Maiduguri, a Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) source told SaharaReporters.

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Boko Haram attacked Mainari village in Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) near Maiduguri yesterday at about 7.30pm. It was learned that they entered the village shooting indiscriminately at civilians.

The attack lasted until around 8pm when military troops in the area mobilized and repelled the terrorists, the Civilian JTF source added.

Modu Abdullahi, another member of the Civilian JTF, told SaharaReporters that the “four [who] were critically injured are receiving treatment in State Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.'' 

Mainari village is about 18 kilometers away from Maiduguri the Borno State.

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