10 killed in market suicide bombing

p27862World-News-8-1

Published: Saturday 7th March 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

At least 10 people were killed when a suicide bomber exploded a tricycle taxi outside a busy Nigerian market today, witnesses and a security officer said.

Fish seller Idi Idrisa said there were many bodies on the ground and dozens of people were badly wounded in the blast in Maiduguri.

A security officer said he counted 10 bodies but the toll is mounting.

The attack bore all the hallmarks of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group. It has increased suicide bombings and village attacks recently as forces from Nigeria and Chad have driven the insurgents from a score of towns along Nigeria’s border with Cameroon.

About 12,000 people have died in the nearly six-year-old Islamic uprising in north-eastern Nigeria.

Published: Saturday 7th March 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search