Police confirm 13 persons dead, 53 others injured in Borno suicide attack

The Nigerian Police, Borno Command have confirmed the killing of thirteen people in a suicide attack at the main market in Biu town, Biu Local Government Area, Borno.

The Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Victor ISuku in a statement said the act was carried out by two female suicide bombers.

Mr Isuku added that one of the suicide bombers gained entrance into the main market and detonated her IED strapped body at the heart of the market, while the second one blew up herself at the entrance of the market culminating to the killing of the thirteen people.

Mr Isuku disclosed that the number of casualties excludes the two bombers, adding that 53 people were also injured in the attack.

His statement reads; “Today 2/2/2017  at about 11:40 hours, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu LGA. One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu Main market, while d other one detonated outside the market square.

So far,  a total of 13 persons excluding the two suicide bombers, have been confirmed killed in the two explosions. While 53 others sustained various degrees of injuries”.

The police also informed that normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe.

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