30 Killed, 45 Injured in Suicide Attacks on Borno Community

No fewer than 30 have been reportedly killed in series of suicide attack in Maiduguri, Borno State, Sunday evening.

TThe Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this on Monday.

The agency said 42 others were injured when three suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the community of Konduga Local government area of the state.

Usman Kachala, SEMA Director Search, Rescue and Operations who disclosed this to journalists when he visited the scene of the attack on Monday, said the incident occurred around 8 p.m on Sunday.

Mr Kachala said that the three suicide bombers, comprising two females and a male, detonated the IEDs in a local tea joint and film centre in the community.

He said that about 17 persons died instantly, adding that the death toll increased to 30 on Monday as a result of lack of immediate medical attention.

He said that his staff could not reach the spot of the incident as the military had closed the road to traffic and the hospital in Konduga did not have enough facilities to handle the situation.

“When I and my team arrived Konduga early this morning, the military prevented us from gaining access to the community to assist the victims.

“They told us they were given order from above not to open the road until 9 a.m,” he lamented.

Author: News Editor

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