Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians

2019-02-17 18:58


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Nigeria's military says four civilians are dead in an extremist attack in the northeast that targeted a mosque during morning prayers.

A statement on Saturday says troops repelled the attack in the Jere local government area in Borno state, killing three Boko Haram extremists.

The statement says a member of a civilian self-defense force also was killed as he tried to stop a suicide bomber from entering the mosque.

The military calls the attack a "desperate" attempt to disrupt Nigeria's election, which has been delayed until February 23 because of logistical issues elsewhere.

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