UN ‘appalled’ by twin jihadist attacks in Nigeria

Article Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53041886

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Dozens of soldiers and civilians are reported to have been killed in twin attacks by Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria’s Borno state. Fighters attacked Monguno, a garrison town where UN and other aid workers are based, and a village in Nganzai. The UN said it was “appalled” by the raids that came days after at least 81 villagers were killed in Gubio. A Boko Haram faction calling itself the Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) says it is behind all three attacks. The splinter group declared its loyalty to the Islamic State group four years ago.