Suspected members of Boko Haram are behind the killing of three more people at a hospital in Maiduguri, police said on Wednesday.
The three victims, including a senior police officer, were killed Tuesday evening when some armed men fired shots into a teaching hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. “An investigation has already commenced but I can tell you that we believe the killings must have been carried out by the Boko Haram since it was their mode of operations,” the Borno State police public relations officer said.
Boko Haram said on its website on Tuesday it was behind the Christmas Eve bombings in Jos. The group is loosely modelled on the Taliban movement in Afghanistan.
Members of the group had, last Saturday attacked some churches in Maiduguri killing about six people. A witness said the attack was carried out by around 30 armed men. The Brigade Commander of the military task force in the town, Ibrahim Hassan Ndaliman, said his men were actually on patrol when they heard of the situation in Dala Alemderi, and they came around; but the deed was already done before they arrived. He said they were able to protect other Churches within the state capital against further attacks.