13 killed by two female bombers in Biu, Bornu State

13 killed by two female bombers in Biu, Bornu State

Ebun Francis || Not less than Thirteen persons were killed and 53 others injured after two female suicide bombers detonated explosive devices in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

The two female bombers died in the twin explosions which occurred at a market in the town at about 11:00 am on Saturday.

The first attack was said to have occurred at the entrance of the market, while the second occurred at yam section of the market.

Biu Local Government Area of Borno state is one of the seven councils which Boko Haram elements could not infiltrate or capture in the wake of the insurgency war.

Borno police spokesperson, Victor Isuku told newsmen that the suicide bomb attacks occurred at about 9 am on Saturday at the community’s market.

Isuku said: “One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu Main market, while d other one detonated outside the market square.

“Police patrols EOD teams led by d Acting Area Commander Biu were promptly mobilized and dispatched to scene.

“The Corpses & the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital Biu. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe.”

One of the traders in the Market, Sunday Biu told newsmen that a large number of people were injured as a result of the attacks.

He said, “My friend Ibrahima was among those that were killed. First, we had a very loud explosion then we had another one in the middle of the markets.”.

“Countless of people have died while unaccountable were injured.”