The Borno State Police Command on Friday, May 29, 2015 disclosed that about six persons were killed by a suicide bomber, who attacked a venue of a wedding ceremony in Tashan Alade in the Hawul Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Opadokun, made this disclosure during a brief with some gentlemen of the press in the state.
Opadokun further revealed that 30 other people were also injured during the tragic encounter.
Also confirming the incident, a local vigilance group member in the area, Mustapha Ibrahim, revealed that the tragedy struck at about 6:10 am on the aforementioned day.
The commissioner said, “I confirm the report on an alleged suicide bombing in Tashan Alade in Hawul LGA. The incident was reported to be at a wedding, fatiha.
“Presently, six persons, all males, whose identities are unknown, are confirmed dead, while 30 others were injured.”
Opadokun said that an ongoing investigation has been launched into the matter.
On the other hand, the commissioner observed that the inauguration ceremony of Governor Kashim Shettima for a second term in office in the state capital, Maiduguri went on hitch-free.