Thursday, August 24, 2017

Suicide Bombers Kill 15 in Chibok, Borno State

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Suspected Boko Haram Suicide bombers on Wednesday killed 15 people in Chibok, Borno State.

It will be recalled that Chibok made global headlines following the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by the dreaded terrorist sect, Boko Haram, two years ago.

The blasts happened at about midday (1100 GMT) as the remote town in Borno state was packed with traders from surrounding villages for the weekly market, Chibok elder Ayuba Chibok told AFP.

He added, “Two explosions happened in Chibok today. One happened at a checkpoint into Chibok where the military and civilian joint task force were stationed and another occurred at the market which just reopened for people to resume business.

“Military men and some members of the civilian JTF apprehended a young boy for suspicious movement. He later detonated the bomb he had around his waist.

“Ten died on the spot and another one died on the way to hospital,” said health worker Dazzban Buba, who volunteered to treat the injured at hospital.

“A woman and a child died as they were being admitted (to hospital), so now the death toll stands at 13. Thirty others were injured, 21 critically.”

“Ten died on the spot and another one died on the way to hospital,” said health worker Dazzban Buba, who volunteered to treat the injured at hospital.

“A woman and a child died as they were being admitted (to hospital), so now the death toll stands at 13. Thirty others were injured, 21 critically.”

President Buhari had on December 24 declared that the Boko Hara sect were “technically defeated”.

According to an AFP tally, more than 1,650 people have been killed since Buhari came to power in May last year, vowing to crush the insurgency, which has left at least 17,000 dead since 2009.

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