Nigerian police says 18 killed in multiple bomb blasts

Nigerian police says 18 killed in multiple bomb blasts

At least 15 persons were killed, while 18 sustained injuries when three suicide bombers struck at a market in Konduga, Borno state, Nigeria, on Friday, APA reported citing PM News.

However, the National Emergency Management Emergency (NEMA) zonal coordinator, Bashir Garza, put the death toll at 17 and 51 injured.

No official statements from the police yet as at the time of filling this reports.

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A witness, Idrissa Bana, said that the three suicide bombers simultaneously detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) on their bodies in the crowded market.

"There were a lot of people doing last-minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market", he added.

Boko Haram has been known to deploy young women and children as suicide bombers, in addition to sending men to attack mosques, markets and other places where crowds gather.

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Immediately, they accessed the park, the suicide bombers, he claimed, detonated their IEDs killing themselves and 18 innocent others, while 22 injured persons were rushed to the teaching hospital.

A New Year's Day blast killed at least three people in Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali.

Suicide bombings have continued despite repeated assertions by the government and the military since 2016 to have defeated the Boko Haram insurgency, which aims to create an Islamic state in Nigeria's northeast.

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