Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Female Suicide Bomber Attacks Military Checkpoint In Borno

A female suicide bomber today killed four people at a military checkpoint in a community in Borno State, a security source who is a leader of the civilian joint task force told SaharaReporters. 
The source disclosed that the bomber alighted from a vehicle at a military checkpoint in the Sabon Gari area of Damboa, a town in Damboa local government area of Borno State, and then detonated her bomb, killing herself as well as four other people. Scores of people sustained varying degrees of injuries. Our source stated that two of the dead were members of the civilian joint task force that helps to provide security in the terror-plagued northeast zone of Nigeria.

“At about 10:30 this morning, a female bomber wrapped up with explosive devices exploded herself at a checkpoint killing four people, including two members of civilian JTF,” the source said.

The location of today’s bombing is in the southern part of Borno State, about 90 miles away from Maiduguri, the state capital.

Islamist terrorists belonging to Boko Haram have intensified attacks throughout the Nigerian northeast zone that is ravaged by sectarian violence. A member of one human rights group based in Abuja stated that close to 1000 civilians have been killed since May 29, 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in.

Mr. Buhari had ordered the relocation of the military command to Maiduguri in order to achieve greater success in the fight against Islamist insurgents. However, Boko Haram fighters seem to be regaining momentum, launching suicide and gun attacks against civilian and military targets on an almost daily basis.

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