Suicide bombers strike again, kill 13, wound 53 in Biu Borno

Boko Haram
Boko Haram sect used to illustrate the story

The Police in Borno on Saturday said that 13 persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack at Biu Market in Biu Local Government Area of the state.

Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), made the confirmation in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Mr. Isuku said 53 persons sustained injuries while the two female suicide bombers were also killed.

He explained that the incident occurred at about 11:40 am on Saturday, when a female suicide bomber infiltrated the market and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) strapped to her body.

Mr. Isuku said one other bomber detonated the explosive outside the crowded market and killed herself.

“Today Dec. 2, at about 11:40 hours, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town, in Biu Local Government Area.

“One of the bombers detonated IED strapped to her body within the 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 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries,” he said.

The police spokesman disclosed that the corpses were evacuated while the injured were referred to the General Hospital, Biu.

Mr. Isuku said that police patrol and EOD teams were deployed to sanitise the scene of the attack, noting that normalcy has been restored in the area. (NAN)

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.