BREAKING NEWS: 20 Persons Dead, 48 Others Injured As Fresh Explosion Rocks Borno Village - Wiseloaded

BREAKING NEWS: 20 Persons Dead, 48 Others Injured As Fresh Explosion Rocks Borno Village

No fewer than twenty persons have been
confirmed killed after an explosion in Damboa
Local Government Area of Borno State, according
to Channels Television.
The report revealed that the explosion is suspected to be an
attack by suicide Boko Haram bombers.
The sad incident took place while villagers in Abachari town, in
Damboa Local Government Area, were observing the Eid-el-Fitri
celebrations when the explosion occurred on Saturday evening.
The attack was confirmed to Channels Television by Borno State
Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu.
“At about quarter to nine, yesterday night, a loud explosion was
heard at Abacahri village, along Damboa/Chibok road. The DPO
mobilised with our men from the SARS and civilian JTF to the
scene and found twenty people dead and 48 others injured.
“Some of the bodies were found chattered, indicating that the
explosion came from an explosive device,” Chukwu said.
Chukwu said further that the police is yet to confirm if the
explosion was as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
or a rocket-propelled grenade.
The injured persons have since been rushed to Damboa General
hospital while some others were conveyed to the Teaching
Hospital in Maiduguri for specialists’ attention.
The Commissioner of Police disclosed that the number of victims
is on the high side because most of them were returning from
celebrating the Eid-el-Fitr holiday when the attackers struck.
The military, however, said the attack was carried out by suicide
Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers
Nicholas dispelled rumours suggesting that the explosion was from
military artilleries. He said six suicide bombers were responsible
for the explosion.
He, however, assured that the troops are on the ground to
stabilise the affected area and forestall any further untoward
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) disclosed that
twelve out of the injured are in critical conditions while the United
Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
is organising a chopper to evacuate them to Maiduguri, the Borno
State capital.

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