Female Suicide Bomber Blows Up Self In Maiduguri Market (PHOTO)

Female Suicide Bomber Blows Up Self In Maiduguri Market (PHOTO)

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on July 31, 2015
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File: Smoke rose after a bomb blast at a bus terminal in the heart of the central Nigerian city of Jos on Tuesday. Three bombs struck the city in quick succession, two at the market and a third near a military outpost. (Photo Credit: Stefanos Foundation/Associated Press)

A female suicide bomber on Friday, July 31, 2015 blew up herself up at Gamboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

A vigilante, Babakura Kolo, who witnessed the incident, said, “There had been a suicide attack on Gamboru market this morning. It was a female suicide bomber. The attack happened around 6:30 am (0530 GMT) as the grocers were arriving in the market which starts early,” said the vigilante.”

The number of casualties is yet to be ascertained according to AFP, but eye witnesses stated that some persons were victimized.

A man walk past an auto-rickshaw damaged following an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at Gomboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State in northeastern Nigeria on July 31, 2015 detonated by a female suicide bomber who arrived on a taxi tricycle killings at least eight people and several other. A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a big market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a vigilante and a witness said. (Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)
A man walk past an auto-rickshaw damaged following an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) at Gomboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State in northeastern Nigeria on July 31, 2015 detonated by a female suicide bomber who arrived on a taxi tricycle killings at least eight people and several other. A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a big market in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a vigilante and a witness said. (Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO/STRINGER)

The vigilante added, “From accounts we gathered from people around, the woman arrived on a taxi tricycle, as every woman grocer does. She blew herself up as soon as the tricycle stopped in the midst of other tricycles that were dropping traders off.”

Corroborating the information, another eye witness who preferred anonymity said, “I was at home when I heard a loud explosion that sent me rushing out of my house. It was coming from the Gamboru market. I went there, but from afar. The place was littered with victims and burning rickshaws.”

There is no immediate claims of the attack but it is believed to have been from the insurgents loyal to Boko Haram Islamist sect who have been at the helms of several attacks across the nation.

 

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