Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill at least 13 in Nigeria
BAUCHI: Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed at the least 13 different individuals in an assault on a market within the northeast Nigerian city of Biu in Borno state, officers mentioned on Saturday.
The blasts struck whereas help staff have been distributing meals to individuals affected by the eight-year battle with Boko Haram, mentioned Aliyu Idrisa, a neighborhood chief.
Along with the 13 victims, 53 individuals have been injured and two bombers have been killed, mentioned Victor Isuku, police spokesman for Borno state.
Saturday’s assault bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which makes use of suicide bombers, typically ladies and women, to assault crowded public areas.
Final week, a suicide bombing at a mosque within the northeastern city of Mubi killed at the least 50 individuals, one of many deadliest assaults lately.
The federal government has mentioned its long-term plan for the northeast is to corral civilians inside fortified garrison cities and successfully cede the countryside to Boko Haram.
That plan and a string of lethal assaults have raised questions on assertions by the Nigerian authorities and navy that Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency has been all however worn out.