Nigeria’s Boko Haram militants have shot dead a seven-year-old girl
during a failed attempt to kill her policeman father hours after group
members killed three in a separate raid, the army and police said
The suspected members of Boko Haram, who have repeatedly
targeted Nigeria’s security services, fired shots into the house of a
police sergeant in the northeastern town of Potiskum late Sunday, a
police spokesman in Yobe State, Toyin Gbadegesin, told AFP. “They fired
shots at him while sitting in the midst of his family. He managed to
avoid the bullets and scaled over the fence,” Gbadigisin said.
gunmen shot dead his seven-year-old-daughter and seriously injured
another 12-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old-son who are now in
hospital.”In a separate attack in the northeastern town of Dikwa around
1:30 am (0030 GMT) on Monday, Boko Haram gunmen killed a policeman, a
civilian and a local politician in coordinated attacks, the army said in
a text message sent to AFP.
The attackers targeted a police
station, a bank and a hotel but were repelled by army troops, according
to Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, spokesman of the Joint Task Force
(JTF) in Borno State.”Three Boko Haram terrorists were killed and many
escaped with bullet wounds,” Musa said.
Culled from PM News