Dozens may have been killed and injured in Biu town today as a suicide bomber driving a tricycle scaled through security check and blast himself near a crowded neighbourhood, witnesses said.
The suicide attack occurred at about 3pm when the suspect, a man, managed to pass through the checkpoint which a suicide bomber attacked last Wednesday, and detonated the explosive after alighting from a commercial tricycle, popularly known as Keke Napep.
A witness, who identified himself as Nasiru, said, “The suicide bomber had come off the Keke Napep and was heading towards the roadside when the bomb went off, killing those that were inside the Keke Napep and those standing by the road side.
“Though the suicide bomber did not die immediately, he was later shot dead by angry members of Civillian-JTF. Many have been injured and some have died including the suicide bomber.”