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Borno Bombing Update 50 dead, 50 injured in market blast

The blast occurred at about 1pm in Sabon Gari market in the Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

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About 50 persons are said to have died in an explosion which hit a market in Borno State on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

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A car burns following an explosion (File Photo)

(Daily Post)

 

The blast occurred at about 1pm in Sabon Gari market in the Damboa Local Government Area of the state.

Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014 play

Car burns following a bomb blast in Abuja on 1 May 2014

(AP)

 

The death toll was initially put at 47, but rose to 50 by the evening.

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Scene of explosion (Photo used for illustrative purposes only)

(Copt)

 

“We have received at least 47 dead bodies and at least 50 with injuries from the Sabon Gari market, where there was a blast this afternoon,” a nurse at the Biu General Hospital told AFP.

A member of the local vigilante, Yuram Bura said that the device which caused the blast had been abandoned at the market.

“The explosion happened inside the market at the mobile phone section, near the livestock section of the market. It was concealed in a knapsack used for spraying herbicides. It was smuggled into the market and apparently abandoned… This is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram," Bura said.

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Boko Haram terrorists

(Nigeria Monitor)

 

Boko Haram has been blamed for many such attacks in recent times, the bulk of which have occurred in Borno state.

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