20 killed as explosion rocks Borno village – Police

Explosion used to illustrate the story.
Explosion used to illustrate the story.

The police have confirmed the death of 20 people in an explosion that rocked a village in Borno State.

The explosion occurred at Abachari town, in Damboa Local Government Area, on Saturday evening.

The Borno police commissioner, Damian Chukwu confirmed the casualty to Channels Television.

“At about quarter to nine, yesterday night, a loud explosion was heard at Abachari village, along Damboa/Chibok road. The DPO mobilised with our men from the SARS and civilian JTF to the scene and found twenty people dead and 48 others injured.

“Some of the bodies were found chattered, indicating that the explosion came from an explosive device,” Mr Chukwu said.

Though details are still sketchy, the explosions are suspected to have been carried out by suicide bombers, a major tactic of the Boko Haram terror group.

More details later…


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