Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Medical | By Alyssa Little

Atiku reacts to bomb blasts in Borno

Atiku reacts to bomb blasts in Borno

Police in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state on Saturday confirmed that 18 people were killed while 22 others injured in the Friday attack at a market.

The Borno State Police Command has confirmed that 3 suicide bombers killed 18 people in a multiple suicide bomb attacks in Konduga town of Konduga LGA of Borno state yesterday in the night between 8.30 pm and 9 pm.

Babakura Kolo and Musa Ari, from the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) helping Nigeria's army against Boko Haram, said the bombers were all men.

Chukwu said that a male and two female suicide bombers detonated themselves at the Kasuwar Kifi in Konduga.

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"The victims included 18 civilians and one soldier".

The state is the worst affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

In Kasuwan Kifi, there is a thriving night market where residents sell fried fish and food ingredients.

He said the injured have been evacuated and rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment.

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No group has yet to claim responsibility, though the Boko Haram militant group has stepped up its campaign of suicide bombing using girls, usually veiled, to blow up targets in Nigeria's northeast.

President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015 with a promise to improve security for ordinary Nigerians.

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