47 Persons Died In Borno Market Bomb Blast

Atleast 47 persons died in a market bomb blast in Sabon-Gari town in Borno state, north-east of Nigeria some medical source, witnesses said on Tuesday.

Also the Borno State Police Command has said that Boko Haram terror group is not winning the ongoing war, as the insurgents are running “helter-skelter to survive” by fleeing to neighbouring countries of Niger, Cameroon and Chad in North East of the country to attack soft targets in the sub-region.

This is even as no fewer than 47 people mostly traders were on Tuesday killed with several others sustained injuries when some group of terrorists suspected to be suicide bombers invaded Sabon Gari community market of Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

The explosion ripped through the weekly market in the village of Sabon Gari, around 135 kilometres (85 miles) south of Borno state capital Maiduguri, during peak trading around 1:15 pm (1230 GMT), the sources said.

“We have received at least 47 dead bodies and at least 50 with injuries from the Sabon Gari market, where there was a blast this afternoon,” a nurse at Biu General Hospital, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) away, told AFP.

He said the injuries from the blast are mostly “severe” and that the death toll was expected to rise.

“The explosion happened inside the market at the mobile phone section, near the livestock section of the market,” said Yuram Bura, a member of a local vigilante group fighting Boko Haram alongside the army.

“It was concealed in a napsack used for spraying herbicides. It was smuggled into the market and apparently abandoned… This is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram.” (Vanguard)
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