Female bomber hits packed market, 50 killed in Borno
After some respite, the Boko Haram suicide bombers are back at their hideous ways, targetting markets and and bus parks to inflict horror on Nigerians.
The latest occurred today at a packed market in Sabon Gari in Damboa LG of Borno state, when a female suicide bomber struck right in the midst of traders.
The explosion struck at around 1.30 p.m. (1230 GMT).
“So far, 52 people are injured, 47 dead persons have been removed from the market,” Umar Kidda, a member of a civilian viligante group, told Reuters by phone.
Kidda, who witnessed bodies being taken away, said the market was busy when the explosion occurred.
A military source who declined to be named said around 50 people had been killed.
Boko Haram has killed thousands of people during a six-year armed campaign to set up an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria.
According to a Reuters tally, more than 600 people have been killed in raids and bombings by the insurgents since President Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29, promising to crush the group.