An explosion in a market in Borno state has left 17 people dead in the latest wave of Boko Haram attacks in the country.
According to the Vanguard, he deadly blast struck a busy marketplace late on Thursday in the remote village of Nguro-Soye, injuring many more.
News on the attack was slow to emerge after insurgents destroyed nearby telecom towers, shutting down communications in the area.
“An explosion in the market in Nguro-Soye killed 17 people,” police chief Lawan Tanko told AFP, adding that police were investigating the source of the explosion.
“The attack on Nguro-Soye, as in previous attacks, is the handiwork of Boko Haram insurgents.”
Residents who fled the village to the state capital Maiduguri put the death toll at nearly 30, and said more people were hurt.
Dear God, save us from these Boko haram insurgents.