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Boko Haram kills 30 in Borno – SEMA

Aminu Abubakar/IRIN. © Destruction caused by Boko Haram militia at a police headquarters in the northern Kano city

Thirty people were killed in a triple suicide bombing attributed to Boko Haram jihadists in Borno State.

Emergency services say the bombings took place late on Sunday, June the 16th, 30 people have died while 42 others were injured as the suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device, IED,  in Mandarari community of Konduga Local government.

SEMA Director Search, Rescue and Operations, Usman Kachala, said the attack happened at 9pm.

Malam Kachala said that the three suicide bombers,  comprising two females and a male,  detonated the IEDs in a local tea joint and film center in the community.

He said that his staff could not reach the scene of the incident as the military had closed the road to traffic and the hospital in Konduga did not have enough facilities to handle the situation.

“When I and my team arrived Konduga early this morning, the military prevented us from gaining access to the community to assist the victims. “They told us they were given order from above not to open the road until 9am,” he lamented.

NAN reporter who later visited the scene of the attacks along with SEMA team report that dozens of wounded victims were seen being conveyed in pick-up vans by relations to hospitals in Maiduguri, the state capital, a distance of about 80 km from their town.

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