Boko Haram Kills 5 In Attack On Immigration Convoy

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According to reports, Islamic insurgent group Boko Haram has killed five traders in an ambush on a highway in northeast Nigeria.

The highway was reported to have been recently reopened by the military following a string of successes against Boko Haram.

The highway was closed during the climax of Boko Haram’s operations two years ago.

Reports confirms that a convoy of vehicles carrying Nigerian immigration officials and a group of traders were travelling from Gamboru, on the border with Cameroon, to the city of Maiduguri when they came under fire on Monday.

According to Umar Ari, a Gamboru resident, Three immigration officers were hit and injured in the fire exchange. The immigration men drove off towards Maiduguri, leaving the traders behind.

The deceased traders had joined the convoy thinking it would be a safer way to reach the Borno state capital than travelling the notorious road alone as convoys of trucks carrying goods and other vehicles conveying traders have been coming to Gamboru under military escort without any incident.

The traders’ two trucks were looted and set alight.

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