Twin Suicide Bomb Attacks Kill 31 In Borno
The explosion in Borno state orchestrated by suspected Boko Haram insurgents has killed over thirty-one people in a twin suicide bomb attack on Damboa town.
The two blasts targeted people returning from celebrating the Eid el-Fitr holiday.
Following the suicide bombings, the insurgents were said to have fired rocket-propelled grenades into the crowd that had gathered at the scene of the attacks, driving the number of casualties higher.
The injured have been taken to Damboa General Hospital and the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri.
For now, the Nigerian army has revealed that no fewer than two thousand returnees (more than 2,000 returnees) celebrated Eid-el–Fitr in Guza-Mala Local Government Area of Borno state for the first time in six years.
The Internally Displaced Persons returned to their ancestral home following successes recorded in the on-going operation last hold, the Director Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu said this.
The affected town (Damboa town), which is one hundred and twenty-five kilometres (125km) north of Maiduguri, was deserted by locals in the area following incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.