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Female bombers, three others die in Borno blasts

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BARELY 48 hours after the Biu twin blasts that killed 19 people in Borno State, two female bombers at the weekend detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) hidden in their veils, killing three passengers at Ngamdu motor park. 

Ngamdu is a border village with Yobe State, and 100 kilometres west of Maiduguri, the state capital.

The twin blasts also injured three other drivers and passengers.

According to Hamza Isa, a survived driver, the suspects entered the motor park immediately after alighting from a tricycle at the Ngamdu-Goniri road junction.

“When I sighted the girls alighting from the tricycle, they headed straight to this park, and on entering the gate, I quickly alerted others to stop the girls, but it was too late, when the explosives were detonated with laud explosions that blew up five people into

pieces, including the female bombers,” he said onSunday during a telephone interview with The Guardian.

He however said that the death toll could have been higher were it a peak time at the park.

 Confirming the incident, the State Police Command also said that two suspected female suicide bombers blew up themselves at a border village motor park, 32 kilometres to Damaturu.

“The female suspects entered the motor park through the Ngamdu-Goniri road that leads to Sambisa Forest. Insurgents have now resorted to using the dirt roads that crisscross the forests to attack soft targets like markets, motor parks and any places of congressional gatherings in cities and towns of Borno and Yobe states,” said police

command source Sunday in Maiduguri.



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