3 Suicide bomb kills at least 22 people in Nigeria
Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said today, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists.
The blasts happened at about 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) yesterday in Konduga, some 35 kilometres southeast of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri.
Babakura Kolo and Musa Ari, from the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) assisting Nigerias military against the Islamists, said the bombers were all men.
“We have 22 dead and about 70 others injured… Two of the bombers attacked the Tashan Kifi fish market. Then four minutes later, a third bomber struck nearby,” said Kolo.
“The victims included 18 civilians and one soldier. The Tashan Kifi is an informal market which serves as an eatery, market and also hang-out for residents.”
Ari said 22 of the 70 injured were in a critical condition, adding: “There is no question as to who did it: Boko Haram has targeted Konduga several times.”
There was no immediate comment from the military or the police in Borno state, which has borne the brunt of the violence in Boko Harams nearly nine-year insurgency.
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