Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers, Tuesday, attacked the Sabon Gari village market in Damboa local government area of Borno State, killing five persons, including the suspects, and injuring five others.
According to the police, the suspects detonated the Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs strapped to their backs in the market square.
The state Police commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun, who disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri, said three traders died in the Sabon Gari twin blasts.
“The insurgents are continuing attacking soft targets of markets, motor parks and hospitals in the Sambisa Forests and its environs.
“Yes, on Tuesday morning at about 11am; twin explosions occurred at the Sabon Gari market in Damboa council area of Borno State after two suspected suicide bombers sneaked into the village market square and detonated the explosives strapped to their bodies and killed three persons.
‘’The suspects also died in the blasts, while five others sustained injuries,” the police commissioner said.
He said the corpses of the dead had been evacuated, while those injured had been moved to hospitals for treatment.
Earlier in the year, the terrorists had attacked Sabon Gari killing over 25 villagers.
More than 500 people have been killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks in the last one month. The insurgents have intensified attacks in recent weeks, carrying out suicide attacks in several areas. President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his commitment to ending insurgency, saying that the days of the insurgents are numbered.