Female Suicide Bombers Kill Three In Borno
No fewer than three persons have been killed by two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram jihadists in northeast Nigeria.
The emergency services said this on Monday, adding that the bombers detonated their explosives inside a house and near a mosque in the Mashamari area of Konduga.
Mashamari is about 35 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of the Borno State capital Maiduguri and according to emergency service, the jihadists wreaked the havoc on Sunday.
“Three people were killed in the two attacks and seven others were injured,” Bello Danbatta, chief security officer of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said.
Danbatta explained that one of the suicide bombers detonated her explosive near a mosque as residents were preparing for the evening prayers while the second bomber detonated inside a house.
But Ibrahim Liman, of the civilian militia force assisting the military against Boko Haram, said two more victims died on the way to the hospital in Maiduguri, raising the death toll to five.
The attack came two weeks after five militia members were killed by a male bomber who detonated explosives concealed on him at a checkpoint outside Konduga.