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Saturday, 15 August 2015

“Sai Buhari” Boko Haram suicide bomber four others killed in Borno town

Four residents and a male sui­cide bomber were killed in an attack near a lo­cal market in a Borno town yesterday.

The suicide bomber tar­geting a member of the Ci­vilian JTF at the entrance of a market at Ramirgo village in Askira/Uba Lo­cal Government Area deto­nated explosive devices which killed four people, a member of the vigilance group who participated in rescue operation told Sun­day Sun by phone.

“A suicide bomber at­tacked our checkpoint at the entrance of the market and blew himself up with four others, and damaged two of our patrol vehi­cles. We’ve removed four corpses and those injured to Uba General Hospital,” the CJTF member who did not want to be named said.
But Borno State Com­missioner of Police, Mr Aderemi Opadokun while confirming the bomb at­tack in a phone message, put the casualty figure at three.

“About 1045hrs on 15/8/15, there was IED ex­plosion at Ramirgo village in Askira/Uba LGA when a suspected suicide bomber detonated IED strapped to his body near the market. Three persons including the suicide bomber died on the spot while two oth­ers were injured. Injured victims were evacuated to General hospital Uba town and investigation in prog­ress,” he said.

FROM TIMOTHY OLANREWAJU, MAIDUGURI

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