Nigerian police says 18 killed in multiple bomb blasts

Pauline Gross
February 18, 2018

An eyewitness named Idrissa Bana said that the three bombers simultaneously detonated the explosives on their bodies in the crowded market.

The bombers detonated explosives on Friday at the market, about 15 miles from the centre of Maiduguri, according to Reuters.

Nigeria and neighboring countries have been suffering from attacks by Boko Haram terrorist group, including bomb blasts.

A Borno state police spokesperson told AP that all of the attackers were believed to be women. "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 that there was "no question" Boko Haram was behind the attack.

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On January 31, two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at Mandarari village, near Konduga.

The death toll in a multiple suicide bombing at a market in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno has risen to 22, 28 others were also injured.

Last week leader of Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau appeared in a 10-minute video clip in which he disputed the Nigerian military's claims that Boko Haram militants had been defeated in the Sambisa forest of northeastern Nigeria.

Nicholas called the jihadists "callous" for "forcefully using the most vulnerable in our IED (improvised explosive device) couriers". The war with Boko Haram, which has displaced millions, is entering its ninth year.

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