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Police say 13 Killed in Boko Haram attack

BY SALIHU PIRKUSU, MAIDUGURI

Borno state Police Command on Monday Confirmed an early morning suicide bomb killing 13 persons including the suicide bombers.

But sources said, over 25 people were killed, this is even as Boko Haram terrorists invaded surrounding comminities of Alau Dam of Konduga Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday night leaving scores dead and injured.

As it is, no fewer than 50 people were killed with dozens injured and thousands displaced from their homes following renewed coordinated attacks in villages of Borno in the last one month.

A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku on the recent suicide attacks said, ” Today at about 1050hrs, two males and a female suicide bombers, carried out coordinated suicide bomb attacks at different locations in Mashemari village in konduga LGA.

“The first explosion occurred when there was sounds of sporadic shooting in a farm.  In the ensuing stampede, the first bomber detonated. While the other two bombers detonated within the village, and close to the house of the village Head (Bulama).

“Thirteen (13) persons including the three suicide bombers died in the three explosions, while sixteen persons sustained injuries and were evacuated to General Hospital, Konduga.

“Police EOD and SARS teams were mobilized to the scene, and normalcy restored.” The statement said.

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