Boko Haram attacks Kaleri, close to Maiduguri, leaving at least five people dead


At least five people were killed as suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Sunday night attacked Kaleri, a neighbourhood of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

According to the head of the State Emergency Management team, Bello Danbatta

The attack claimed the lives of only the suicide bombers as they detonated their improvised explosive devices at various locations in the neighbourhood.

Three residents of the community were however injured.

The explosion occurred around 7:00 p.m when one of the five suicide bombers reportedly set off the device on her vest after she walked to one of the houses near Kaleri market and knocked at the gate, pretending to be a visitor.

The other suicide bombers two female, an elderly man and a young boy hurriedly denoted their suicide vests also killing themselves in the process.

The injured victims of the attack are currently receiving treatment at the state specialist hospital in Maiduguri.

Kaleri is said to be a notorious hideout for Boko Haram members but has never witnessed an attack until this recent one.