ISWAP Fighters Raid Borno Hospital, Set Telecoms Mast On Fire

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Suspected fighters of the Islamic States of West Af­rican Province (ISWAP) on Wednesday attacked a com­munity hospital and burnt down telecommunications mast in Mugumeri Local Government Area of Borno State.

A witness said after storming the headquarters of the local government, they fired in all directions.

It was gathered that the attackers stole some drugs and other medical consumables.

A security source disclosed that they divided themselves into two groups.

While the military ex­changed gunfire with a group of the ISWAP fighters, the other group sneaked into the hospital to steal drugs, a refrigerator and some bedsheets, according to the source.

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“They attacked the town from behind, burning down Airtel mast and ransacking the hospital.

They went away with drugs, a refrigerator and some bedsheets,” the source said.

Magumeri is some 40 kilo­meters away from Maidugu­ri, the state capital.

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