Lady suicide bomber eliminates 5, hurts 41 in northeast Nigeria

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015|9:30 a.m.

DAMATURU, Nigeria (AP)– 2 suicide bombers carried out different attacks Tuesday that killed 5 individuals in Damaturu, a town in northeastern Nigeria, police and witnesses said.

In one attack, a lady bomber died in an explosion that killed five people at the crowded entrance to the main bus station, stated Assistant Superintendent Toyin Gbagedesin. Witnesses stated a young male suicide bomber eliminated only himself when his device blew up prematurely.

Gbagedesin said 41 people were injured in the bus station surge. The bomber appeared to be about 14 years old.

Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, is believed of lagging the attacks. It has actually utilized dozens of women and ladies in recent suicide bombings in Nigeria and bordering Chad, Cameroon and Niger, raising fears it is utilizing kidnap victims.

More than 1,000 individuals have actually been eliminated since President Muhammadu Buhari was chosen in March with a pledge to annihilate the militants, whose 6-year-old uprising has eliminated a total of about 20,000 people. Almost 2 million have actually been driven from their houses, some across borders.

Earlier this year, soldiers from Chad and Nigeria drove the extremists from some 25 towns held for months in what they had stated an Islamic caliphate. The insurgents have actually returned to hit-and-run strategies and suicide bombings.

In one strong attack recently, the extremists ambushed the lead automobile in a convoy carrying Nigeria’s brand-new chief of army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. One soldier was eliminated and two injured in a firefight in which the troops eliminated 5 opponents and jailed 5.

Defense chiefs have actually completed details to deploy a regional army of 8,750 soldiers from 5 nations against Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Defense Ministry reported Tuesday following a meeting of leaders in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital and head office of the international force.

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