The victims of four explosions in the capital of Nigerian state of Borno Maiduguri, killing 17 people, another 21 were injured. About it reports Reuters referring to the statement of the head of the local police.
According to him, all attacks were committed in different parts of the city by suicide bombers.
Borno state is considered to be the most affected from years of confrontation between the authorities and militants of the terrorist organization “West African province of the Islamic state” (better known as “Boko Haram”, prohibited in Russia).
In December 2016, the Nigerian military announced that they managed to capture the last stronghold of Boko Haram in the forest Sambisa, and the President of Nigeria Mohammad Bukhari said that the terrorists are finally defeated. However, the victory celebration was premature: in a few months, militants resumed their attacks.
Boko Haram (means “Western education is a sin”) was established in 2002 and operates mainly in the territory of Nigeria. Supporters group in favor of the introduction in the country of Sharia law and the fight against Western influence. In April 2015 she changed her name to “West African province of the Islamic state.” This was done after the organization’s leader, Abubakar Shekau has sworn allegiance to the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).