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Suicide bomber kills 27 in Konduga

BORNO: Police foil suicide bomb attacks, kill 3 suspects

A female suicide  bomber late evening Tuesday detonated a bomb strapped on her at a market in Konduga, Borno State, killing 27 persons, and injuring many others.

The suspect is believed to be a member of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group which has vowed to carve out a caliphate for itself in Northern Nigeria.

No fewer than 45 of 82 victims of Tuesday’s market suicide bomb attack in Konduga, Borno State, have been transferred from the General Hospital, Konduga to the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, authorities have said.

“Initially, 17 persons and three suicide bombers were killed at the scene of the attack, while three others, including a child, died at the hospital in Maiduguri.

“We are providing treatment to the victims admitted in the hospital while those with serious cases were referred to Maiduguri,” a doctor said.

The Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Abdullahi Danbatta, said the agency’s team evacuated three bodies from the hospital in Maiduguri to Konduga.

Danbatta added that the team evacuated more than 40 people with serious injuries to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.

The Commissioner of Police in Borno, Mr. Damian Chukwu, has confirmed 16 dead and 82 injured in the attack.

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