The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Female suicide bombers attack, kill 2 in Borno

The three bombers had earlier told villagers they were travellers and asked them for accommodation for the night.

Boko Haram has increasingly used suicide bombers to attack civilian targets in Nigeria including mosques, schools, markets and bus stations

Ali Musa said the trio, believed to have been sent by Boko Haram jihadists, struck at Shuwari Buri village, 38 kilometres from Maiduguri at around 9:20 pm (2020 GMT) on Monday.

"Two of them rushed into a thatched hut and detonated their explosives, killing two brothers who had retired for the night," he added.

"The third bomber detonated her explosives among residents who had gathered ... injuring seven."

ADVERTISEMENT

The three bombers had earlier told villagers they were travellers and asked them for accommodation for the night. But they were refused on security grounds.

Ibrahim Liman, a member of the civilian militia assisting the military with security, gave an identical account.

Shuwari Buri is in the Konduga area, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, which has been repeatedly hit by suicide bombings and gun attacks.

Boko Haram has increasingly used suicide bombers to attack civilian targets including mosques, schools, markets and bus stations.

Many of the bombers have been women and young girls.

ADVERTISEMENT

The phenomenon has increased as the Islamist militants lost captured territory to the military due to a sustained counter-insurgency that began in early 2015.

The rebels' push for a hardline Islamic state in the region has left at least 20,000 people dead in Nigeria alone and displaced more than 2.6 million others.

Civilians are still facing the fall-out from the conflict: 5.1 million people are severely food insecure and dependent on handouts from aid agencies.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Mother of woman who confessed to child murders share painful memories

Mother of woman who confessed to child murders share painful memories

KAA issues alert to passengers as police IG warns protestors over JKIA access

KAA issues alert to passengers as police IG warns protestors over JKIA access

Gov't gives reason behind expiration dates on new digital IDs

Gov't gives reason behind expiration dates on new digital IDs

Privileges & immunities Ford Foundation and its staff enjoy in Kenya

Privileges & immunities Ford Foundation and its staff enjoy in Kenya

Nairobi County proposes strict laws on ownership of cats, chicken & livestock

Nairobi County proposes strict laws on ownership of cats, chicken & livestock

List of America's one-term presidents & why they were not re-elected

List of America's one-term presidents & why they were not re-elected

President Joe Biden quits U.S. presidential race in hearfelt statement

President Joe Biden quits U.S. presidential race in hearfelt statement

Ruto warns the media over 'irresponsible reporting’ during anti-government demos

Ruto warns the media over 'irresponsible reporting’ during anti-government demos

Waliniita nikaenda huko kwa X space, wakatoroka - Ruto brags as he slams protesters

Waliniita nikaenda huko kwa X space, wakatoroka - Ruto brags as he slams protesters

ADVERTISEMENT