HAPPENING LIVE: TWIN EXPLOSION!!! Popular Market In Northern Nigeria Goes Up In Flames, Goods Destroyed As Boko Haram Strikes, Leaving Many Dead

By Post-Nigeria December 2, 2017 19:58

HAPPENING LIVE: TWIN EXPLOSION!!! Popular Market In Northern Nigeria Goes Up In Flames, Goods Destroyed As  Boko Haram Strikes, Leaving Many Dead

Emerging report indicates that no fewer than 17 persons were killed, and 22 injured on Saturday, as two bomb explosions went off at a crowded market in Biu town of Borno State.

A witness, Muhammed Labera, who spoke to Journalists, revealed that the attacks were carried out by two teenage female suicide bombers, who launched attacks at different sections of the market.

“The attacks occurred in two different places in Biu town market. One occurred near the GSM stalls, then another at the place where chickens are sold”, said Labera.

The source said he counted up to 22 injured persons at the hospital, even as more were still being taken to the hospital at the time he was speaking with our Reporter.

“As I am talking to you now, those that are seriously injured are being conveyed to Maiduguri, while others are attended to here. But I still can see how relief workers are taking more injured persons to the hospital.”

He said 15 persons died in the blast, alongside the two suicide bombers.

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the incident, quoting 13 dead and 53 injured.

“Today, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu LGA”, a statement read.

“One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu main market, while the other one detonated 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. Police patrols/EOD teams led by the Acting Area Commander Biu, were promptly mobilized and dispatched to the scene. The corpses & the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital, Biu. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe.”

 

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