Five members of a youth vigilance group were on Tuesday killed by a suicide bomber in Borno. The attack also injured five others.
Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zonal Office, Maiduguri, confirmed the incident.
“Five members of the Civilian JTF were killed in a suicide bomb explosion in Madarari, outskirts of Konduga town in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State at a checkpoint before entering Konduga.
“Five people were injured in the incident which occurred when the suicide bomber detonated the concealed IED as he was being searched at a checkpoint,” he added.
Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has said that the military was flushing Boko Haram out of the country completely. He said troops were going to uproot the group from its last stronghold in the Lake Chad region. He launched the Operation Last Hold saying it would make the area safe for displaced residents to return to their houses.