Killed, 28 Wounded In Multiple Bomb Blast In Borno

According to him, three suicide bombers, comprising of two females and one male entered Konduga park along the road passing through the town where people do gather to relax and buy things in the night, at times watch videos/films.

Idrissa Bana, an eye witness, was quoted as saying that the three bombers simultaneously detonated the improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on their bodies in the crowded market.

Earlier this month, six people were killed and 39 others were injured in a similar attack in the northeastern part of the country.

A source had told newsmen that no fewer than 22 persons were killed and 28 others injured in the suicide bombing.

The Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009 when the militants staged an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria.

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In Kasuwan Kifi, there is a thriving night market where residents sell fried fish and food ingredients.

The attack took place at a market in Konduga community on Friday, the PM News outlet reported.

A fourth bomber also blew herself up outside the camp.

Operations since the start of this year had flushed them out of their stronghold in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state, which had previously been cleared in December 2016. The city is the birthplace of Boko Haram.

The military said it would give a reward of three million naira ($8,310, 6,697 euros) for "credible information" leading to his arrest.

  • Adam Floyd