Suicide bomb blast in North East Nigeria 

by International | 17-06-2018 | 1198 views

Suspected Boko Haram  jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in NE Nigeria, a local official and militia leader told media on Sunday.
2 blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid-al-Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
Following the suicide bombings, the jihadists fired rocket-propelled grenades into the crowds that had gathered at the scene of the attacks, driving the number of casualties higher.
“There were 2 suicide attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Dam boa last night which killed 31 people and left several others injured,” said militia leader Babakura Kolo.
2 suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Shuwari and nearby Abachari neighborhoods in the town around 10:45 pm (2145GMT), killing six residents, said Kolo, speaking from the state capital Maiduguri, Which is 88 km from the town.
“No one needs to be told this is the work of Boko Haram, Kolo said.
A local Government official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the death toll.
“The latest death toll is now 31 but it may increase because many among the injured may not survive,” said the official.
“Most of the casualties were from the rocket projectiles fired from outside the town minutes after 2 suicide bomber attacked, “he said
The jihadist group has developed suicide bombers, many of them young girls, in mosques, markets, and camps housing people displaced by the 9 year in surgency which has devastated Nigeria’s North East.
On May 1st, at least 86 were killed in twin suicide blasts targeting a mosque and a nearby market in the town of Mubi in neighboring Adamawa state.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari came into power in 2015 vowing to stamp out Boko Haram but the jihadists continue to stage frequent attacks, targeting both civilians and security forces.

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