Crime and Security

Over 30 killed as terrorists bomb crowded bridge in Borno

Over 30 killed as terrorists bomb crowded bridge in Borno

 

More than 30 people were killed in Borno state after suspected terrorists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on El-Beid bridge .

At the moment, no group has taken responsibility for the Both Boko Haram and the regional offshoot of Islamic State, known as ISWAP, are active in the area.

The bomb reportedly detonated at 5 p.m. the crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru leading into neighbouring Cameroon.

Eye witnesses in the market town said more than 35 injured people were taken to the local hospital following the attack.

“It is an unfortunate day for us to witness this frustrating and devastating incident in our community,” eyewitness Modu Ali Said told Reuters.

“I just heard a loud sound of explosions, before I realised I saw many of our friends and colleagues were killed,” Said added.

Two sources with the Civilian Joint Task Force, a group of citizens fighting Boko Haram, confirmed the attack and the early death toll estimates.

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