At Least 20 Killed in Borno Market Bomb Attack

At least 20 traders were reported killed and about 50 others critically injured in a bomb attack on a rural market in Damboa local government area ‎ of Borno state, witnesses and security sources said.

The bomb went off at about 1pm in Sabon Gari village, located some 45 kilometres away from Biu town.

Sabon-Gari, an agrarian community located along the Maiduguri – Biu highway, has a weekly market that holds every Tuesday.

The bomb, according to witnesses, may have been buried in the market.

There are conflicting accounts on actual casualties recorded.

A witness, who identified himself as ‎Yakubu ‎told reporters that “Many people were killed in Sabon Gari market this afternoon. There was a bomb explosion in the market. We heard the loud explosions at about 1pm, and people began to run for dear lives.