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Tragic: Suicide Bomber Kills 3 Soldiers In Borno

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 A suicide bomber suspected to be a member of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic sect on Sunday, June 22, 2014 around 7 a.m attacked a military post at Gwoza, Borno state close to a secondary school, killing three soldiers while three others were injured.

According to an eyewitness, Mallam Usman Yaro, who spoke to pressmen via a phone interview in Maiduguri on Sunday, the suicide bomber came through Wala and Warabe villages on high speed and hit the military post, with a deafening sound that rocked the town for seconds, before people started running for safety.

“We were woken up with a bomb blast on the road near the school, some of us started to run for safety while others fled into the school and hill tops of Gwoza.

“I cannot tell you the exact casualties but three soldiers fell on the road side while others took to their heels for safety, as the car that contained explosives ripped into pieces to create a deep crater near the post.

“None of the civilians was killed as people were still asleep when the suicide bomber detonated the explosives that killed him and three soldiers.

” The casualty figure could have been higher, as people had been prevented from plying the road by the military for safety since last month.

“Since the blast went off to destroy the military post, with the killing of three soldiers, the road was condoned off up till 4pm Sunday to allow some of the people in the market to go to their houses safely,” he explained.

Most of the border villages at Gwoza East areas were attacked this month, with the killing of over 120 people, including residents of hills bordering Cameroon.

However, a senior police officer attached to the patrol team of Bama-Gwoza road, who is not permitted to talk to the media, confirmed the incident.


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