No fewer than four persons were killed in a suicide bomb attack yesterday, at Amarwa community of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 2p.m. when a male suicide bomber infiltrated the village and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, strapped to his body.

An eyewitness, Bukar Fantai, disclosed that the bomber managed to sneak into the village disguising as a grain merchant.

Fantai said the insurgent first approached a shop keeper and offered sorghum for sale.

He said the terrorist, thereafter, went to a shade where many villagers gathered for relaxation and detonated the explosive.

“The suicide bomber detonated the IED, blew up himself, killing three other persons, while 13 others sustained injuries in the explosion,” he said.

A competent security source, who confirmed the attack, said the wounded persons were referred to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH.

The source said Police EOD and patrol teams were deployed to sanitise the scene of the attack, adding that normalcy had been restored to the area.

Police and military authorities were yet to comment on the incident at press time.



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