Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

Borno State is the birthplace of the Boko Haram insurgency which seeks to establish an Islamic State in Nigeria.

"At about 8.45 p.m. two female suicide bombers were intercepted when they tried to gain access into Dalori 2 Internally Displaced People (IDP) camp".

Isuku said: "On Sunday, at about 2030hrs, five suspected female suicide bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri, and situated along Maiduguri to Konduga road".

"Two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only".

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Also at the weekend, Boko Haram attacked Gumsuri village, 20 kilometres from Chibok, killing five people late on Saturday, locals said.

The first attack killed several people near a mosque, while five others were killed in a house.

"The 16 does not include the bombers", he told AFP.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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The Borno State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed that 17 persons were killed in multiple bomb attacks on Sunday night by Boko Haram terrorists at a village near Maiduguri, the state capital.

The group, however, has resorted to sporadic shooting and bombing attacks in the northeast of the African country, spreading panic among the local residents.

"The Boko Haram gunmen were not lucky".

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Borno has been the worst hit state by the insurgency.

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