10 persons have been reported killed by suicide bombers in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, Channels Tv reports.
According to the Police state command, the attacks were carried out late on Sunday and on Monday morning.
“Yesterday (September 17), at about 2230hrs, some suspects, reasonably believed to be Boko Haram terrorists, attacked Kurumari village which is about 14km east of Magumeri town in Magumeri LGA,” the Police public relations officer, Isuku Victor, said in a statement.
“Today (September 18), at about 1050hrs, two males and a female suicide bomber, carried out coordinated suicide bomb attacks at different locations in Mashemari village in Konduga LGA.”
The Police said the Imam of Kurumari village and three others were killed in the attack.
In Mashemari village where coordinate bomb attacks were carried out, he said the first explosion occurred when there were sounds of sporadic shooting on a farm.
“In the ensuing stampede, the first bomber detonated while the other two bombers detonated within the village and close to the house of the village Head (Bulama),” he added.
The Command’s spokesman said 10 persons – excluding the three suicide bombers – died in the three explosions and 16 persons sustained injuries.
He said the injured persons have been evacuated to the General Hospital in Konduga, while normalcy has been restored in the villages as Police EOD and SARS teams were mobilised to the scene.