Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno

18th Jun 2018
Nigeria: 31 killed, 48 injured in twin suicide blasts in Borno

By Rafiu Ajakaye and Olarewaju Kola

 

LAGOS/MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AA): At least 31 people were killed and 48 others injured in a twin suicide attack in northeastern Borno state late Saturday, police and a relief agency said Sunday afternoon.

The suicide attack — carried out by two female bombers — took place in the remote town of Shuwari Abachari in Damboa.

The explosions were followed up by rockets fired from outside the town.

Twelve of the injured remain in “very critical condition”, Bashir Garga, regional coordinator for the government’s relief body, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told Anadolu Agency.

Police also confirmed the death and injury tolls.

A local vigilante official Busari Ahmadu put the death toll higher at 31.

The blasts came a day after Nigeria celebrated Eid-al-fitr marking the end of Muslim fasting month Ramadan.

Additional report by The Muslim News

[Map of Nigeria. By CIA/Public Domain]

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