South Africa 28.1.2016 08:10 am

13 dead in Nigeria suicide bombing

Suspicions that Islamist group, Boko Haram, could be behind the attack have yet to be proved.

A suicide bombing attack in Nigeria’s north-eastern town of Chibok has claimed the lives of thirteen people thus far, with more than thirty others reportedly injured.

The attack was allegedly carried out by three attackers and took place on market day.

Suspicions that Islamist group, Boko Haram, could be behind the attack have yet to be proved.

“The situation is now tense and there’s so much confusion. It will take some time before we can be able to have a clearer picture of the casualties,” Ayuba Chibok told the AFP news agency.

One of the attackers struck at a security checkpoint, while another managed to reach the busy market, reported the BBC.

A third was identified by residents before detonating explosives close to the market.

In 2014 Boko Haram abducted more than 200 school girls from Chibok after storming a boarding school.

On Monday at least 25 people died in suicide bombings in the northern Cameroonian town of Bodo.

 

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