Boko Haram Attacks Borno Market
At least 47 people have been reported dead after Boko Haram attacked a market in Sabon Gari, Borno state.
Another 53 people were said to be injured in the attack, according to the numbers by military sources.
The attack occurred around 1:30pm close to a cattle market in Sabon Gari.
“According to sources in the area this attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber who detonated her device,” reports Al-Jazeera.
The casualties were carried to the Biu General Hospital for treatment.
“We have received at least 47 dead bodies and at least 50 with injuries from the Sabon Gari market, where there was a blast this afternoon,” said a nurse at the hospital.
“The explosion happened inside the market at the mobile phone section, near the livestock section of the market,” said a local witness.
“It was concealed in a napsack used for spraying herbicides. It was smuggled into the market and apparently abandoned. This is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram.”