Suspected Jihadists Fire Rockets At Nigerian City
Muhammad Irfan Published December 05, 2021 | 12:22 AM
Suspected jihadists fired two rockets at the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, hitting two homes near the airport, injuring one, the army and residents said
Kano, Nigeria, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 4th Dec, 2021 ) :Suspected jihadists fired two rockets at the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, hitting two homes near the airport, injuring one, the army and residents said.
The rockets, fired from an unknown location at 0500 GMT, fell on houses in a residential area near the Gomari Airport neighbourhood, which is close to a Nigerian Air Force base, two residents told AFP by telephone.
"I was inside when I heard the first explosion and I instinctively looked out the door to see what was happening," said resident Idris Muhammad.
"Shortly after a second rocket flew over my house before hitting the second house at Gomari," he said.
"No one was hurt in both houses as the rockets fell on vacant parts of the houses." Kyari Ali, who lives in a street where a house was hit by the second rocket in the Gomari Airport neighbourhood, said it destroyed a section of the building.
"Luckily, there was no one in the affected part when the rocket landed," said Ali who visited the property.
"This unfortunate incident has caused some level of damage and apprehension.
"Although, no life was lost, sadly a minor sustained injury," Nwachukwu added.
Ground troops with aerial support "successfully neutralised the threats and infiltration attempt by the terrorists," he added.
Jihadists have also blown up electricity towers on several occasions, plunging the city into darkness for months.