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Stray bullet kills five year-old boy as Boko Haram invades Borno community

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File picture depicting a Boko Haram attack

A 5-year old boy was killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Magumeri town Headquarters of Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno on Saturday.

Wakil Malam-Tawu, the Secretary to the Council, on Sunday said that the boy was killed by a stray bullet.

According to Malam-Tawu, two women and a teenager also sustained gun shot injuries in the Saturday night attack.

He explained that a clinic, mosque and shops were also razed in the attack, adding that those injured were treated and discharged.

“The people have returned to their houses and slept at Magumeri while others came back in the morning. It was only one child of about 5 years old that was killed and three other people wounded by stray bullets.

“And also a rocket launcher hit one of our health clinics, including a mosque and some shops along the main road.

“This morning I visited Magumeri; the town is very calm, we paid a sympathy visit to the person who lost his child to condole him.

“We also paid a visit to the areas where rocket launchers hit some of our structures.”