Suicide bomber kills three soldiers in Borno

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By NDAHI MARAMA\

MAIDUGURI — A suicide car bomber suspected to be a Boko Haram member, yesterday, hit a military post at Gwoza, near a secondary school, killing three soldiers and wounding three others.The incident occurred at 7 a.m.

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The suspected suicide bomber, according to Mallam Usman Yaro, in a telephone interview yesterday in Maiduguri, came through Wala and Warabe villages on high speed and hit the military post, with deafening sound that rocked the town for seconds, before people started scampering for safety.

He said:“We were woken up with a bomb blast on the road near the school, some of us started to run for safety while others fled into the school and hill tops of Gwoza.

“I cannot tell you the exact casualties but three soldiers fell on the road side while others took to their heels for safety, as the car that contained explosives ripped into pieces to create a deep crater near the post.

“None of the civilians was killed as people were still asleep when the suicide bomber detonated the explosives that killed him and three soldiers.”

He said the casualty figure could have been higher, as people had been prevented from plying the road by the military for safety since last month.

“Since the blast went off to destroy the military post, with the killing of three soldiers, the road was condoned off up till 4pm Sunday to allow some of the people in the market to go to their houses safely,” he explained.

Our correspondent also learnt that most of the border villages at Gwoza East areas were attacked this month, with the killing of over 120 villagers, including dwellers of hills bordering Cameroon.

A top police officer, who is not authorised to talk to the press, but attached to the patrol of Bama-Gwoza road, confirmed the incident.

 

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