From: Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri
Suicide bomb attacks on a mini motor park in Borno’s town have killed 16 people and injured 82.
Commissioner of Police Damian Chukwu, confirmed to journalists, in Maiduguri, that a male and two female bombers approached the motor park, on Tuesday evening, at about 5.30p.m and thereafter blew up themselves. Details of the explosion were sketchy until Wednesday when the confirmation from police came.
“Two female suicide bombers and a male counterpart approached a Mini Motor park/market at Konduga town, the headquarters of Konduga Local Government Area of the state. They all detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and 16 others while about 82 persons were injured,” the CP disclosed.
He said victims have been evacuated to the state General hospital for treatment while the police Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) have been deployed to the area to render the scene and the vicinity date.
However, hospital and emergency sources said the casualties may have risen as some corps were discovered early Wednesday morning at the scene. A source at the State Specialists Hospital said some of the injured were responding to treatment.
Konduga which has been severally attacked by Boko Haram, is about 35 kilometres east of Maiduguri.