By Uzair Adam Imam
Reports from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, have disclosed how Boko Haram fighters hit Maiduguri ahead of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Three communities at Ngomari airport general area in Maiduguri were reported to have been attacked.
The militant group was believed to have targetted the airport a few minutes before the president’s arrival.
According to a source, the communities were attacked with rocket launchers.
He added that the attack has killed a few people and destroyed residential areas and properties.
One of the residents confirmed the happening, saying: “One of the rockets landed close to an office, and two landed in the Ngomari Ayashe community, killing four children, one in Moranti.”
“I can confirm that a 16-year-old child, Walida, was affected in the attack. She died instantly; she was cooking when her head got destroyed by the rocket,” he added.
Although the authorities have not commented, at least 25 people reportedly sustained injuries from the attack.