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Published On: Tue, Feb 2nd, 2016

Boko Haram kills over 15 in Nigerian suicide bombing on a market

Boko Haram Islamic terrorists attacked the Nigerian town of Chibok, killing at least 16 people as seven suicide bombers carried out the attack at a weekly vegetable market.
The dead include 15 civilians and one soldier, though the death toll may rise, as detailed by Pogu Bitrus, head of the Chibok Development Association. Bitrus claims that six male and female suicide bombers carried out the attack on a weekly vegetable market in Chibok, starting when one of the men blew himself up at a military checkpoint.
Another woman who was about to be searched also blew herself up, and the others followed around the market.
Town elder Ayuba Chibok said, “The situation is now tense and there’s so much confusion. It will take some time before we can be able to have a clearer picture of the casualties.”

Dr. Idrissa Danladi told AP that there are a number of wounded people with severe burns who are “battling for their lives” in Chibok’s small hospital, which he said is overwhelmed following the attack and has a shortage of blood.

Chibok is the town from which over 200 Christian schoolgirls were kidnapped in April 2014. Most of the girls have not returned home.
Earlier this month Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched an investigation of the kidnapping.
He said, “I assure you that I go to bed and wake up every day with the Chibok girls on my mind. Securing the Chibok girls is my responsibility. The service chiefs and heads of our security agencies will tell you that in spite of the dire financial straits that we found the country in, I continue to do my best to support their efforts in that regard.”
Boko Haram logo   photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

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