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Again, twin suicide bombers kill 13 in Borno



Again, twin suicide bombers kill 13 in Borno

The spate of suicide bombings in Borno again left no less than 13 people dead on Saturday.

Two females reportedly detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies at a market in Biu, Borno State, killing the victims and injuring about 53 other people in the process.

The attacks happened at Biu market, and is suspected to have been the act of the Boko Haram terror group, which has over the last few months carried out such attacks in different parts of the north east region of the country.

A statement by the spokesman for the Borno State Police Command, Victor Isuku, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, which confirmed the attacks, said, “two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu Local Government Area.

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“One of the bombers detonated the IED strapped on her body within Biu main market, while the other one detonated hers outside the market square.

“So far, a total of 13 persons excluding the two suicide bombers, have been confirmed killed in the two explosions. While 53 others sustained various degrees of injuries.”

According to him, police patrols/EOD teams led by the Acting Area Commander Biu were promptly mobilised and dispatched to the scene.

He said, “The Corpses and the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital Biu”, and that normalcy had been restored and the area now safe.


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