Boko Haram Kills 38, Injures 33 In 2 Separate Attacks

Boko Haram Kills 38, Injures 33 In 2 Separate Attacks

By News Desk | The Trent on February 18, 2015
Rescue workers carry a body bag after a explosion at a shopping mall in Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2014. (Photo Credit: Olamikan Gbemiga/AP Photo)

Islamist sect, Boko Haram on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 carried out two separate bomb attacks in Borno and Yobe States.

AFP reports that three insurgents, aboard a motorised rickshaw set off explosives at about 1 pm at a checkpoint in Yamarkumi village which is not far from Biu, killing 36 people and injuring about 20.

A source, who spoke anonymously said: “Most of the victims were child vendors and beggars that usually crowd the checkpoint.”

Four hours later in the commercial hub of neighbouring Yobe State, Potiskum,a suicide bomber blew himself up inside an Al-Amir restaurant, a popular food chain in the Northern part of the country, killing the manager of the restaurant and and a steward, while 13 other staff were injured, according to a police officer and a nurse at the Potiskum General Hospital.





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