Saudi donates $10m as Nigeria witnesses more killings

Saudi Arabia has donated of $10 million to Nigeria toward the fight against insurgency.

Saudi Defence minister Nasir Mutbak said in Abuja on Tuesday that the donation was for the provision of food and basic amenities in camps for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast.

“We are here to implement King Salman issued to help our brothers in IDPs and refugees in Northeast, we are here to reach out, and provide assistance for our brothers in that region. And of course, the donation will be $10 million," he said.

Bloody week

The support came as Nigeria witnessed another bloody week, with the killing of 13 people by insurgents.

The Saudi Arabia donation is part of the King Salman’s Humanitarian Aid and Relief Programme.

As the donation was going on, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a crowded Muna-Datti area of Maiduguri, Borno State, killing three people in the process.

The police in the state on Tuesday confirmed the death of the three Civilian Joint Task Force members in the attack.

Borno State police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said 17 people were also injured in the attack.

Muna Datti is one of the communities in Maiduguri that has been plagued by series of suicide bombing by the Boko Haram insurgents.

Set ablaze

Also, the police in Benue State confirmed the killing of 15 people, mainly women and children, after an attack by suspected herdsmen.

Many houses were reported set ablaze in the Monday morning attack.

The incident occurred when youths from Omutu engaged in a fight with some herdsmen.

Two herdsmen and livestock went missing during the fight.

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