Bomb explosion kills 10 in Nigeria

Published January 27th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT

Triple bomb explosions have rocked Nigeria's northeastern town of Chibok, leaving at least ten people dead and more than 30 others wounded, according to PressTV.

Ayuba Chibok, a town elder, said on Wednesday that three bombers blew themselves up on a market day, adding, "The casualty toll is not conclusive but so far at least 10 people have been confirmed dead and over 30 injured."

The first bomber detonated his explosives at the checkpoint where people entering the town were being searched, he said, adding, the second bomber blew himself up in Chibok's weekly market.

The third bomber, who was about to be apprehended, set off his explosives near the market, the local added.

No group or individual has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly blasts, but Nigerian officials often blame such acts of violence on the Boko Haram group, which has been carrying out deadly attacks in Nigeria since 2009.

The group has expanded its attacks to neighboring African countries including Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

Dazzban Buba, another resident who volunteered to treat the victims, confirmed that he saw 10 bodies brought in while the 30 wounded were mostly suffering from burns and fractures.

"Twenty-one were seriously injured on admission. Nine have been treated and discharged," he said.

In April 2014, Boko Haram militants kidnapped a total of 276 girls from their school in Chibok. Several dozen girls escaped afterwards, but the fate of around 200 others is still unknown.

Boko Haram's militancy has reportedly claimed at least 20,000 lives and displaced over 2.5 million people since 2009.

The militants have pledged allegiance to the Daesh group, which is primarily operating inside Syria and Iraq.


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