Police Confirms 18 Dead in Fresh Suicide Attack in Maiduguri

Three Boko Haram suicide bombers have killed 18 persons in a crowded market in Borno.

The suicide bombing is coming days after the Nigerian Army said the Boko Haram Commander, Abubakar Shekau has fled his hideout dressed in hijab and offered reward of N3 million on information that will lead to his arrest.

Borno State Police Command while confirming the suicide attack affirmed that three suicide bombers attacked a crowded market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 18 people.

Police spokesman Joseph Kwaji said the attack took place on Friday night.

He said the bombers, all believed to be female, left another 22 people wounded at a fish market Konduga, just outside the state capital, Maiduguri.

The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram continues to carry out deadly suicide bombings in Borno and other parts of northern Nigeria as part of its violent campaign to establish an Islamic state in the West African nation.

The extremist group has increasingly used women and youth as bombers, often after abducting and indoctrinating them.

Maiduguri is the birthplace of the extremist group and has been a frequent target.

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