Two female suicide bombers suspected to be Boko Haram jihadists killed at least three people in northeast Nigeria, emergency services said Monday.
The bombers detonated their explosives inside a house and near a mosque in the Mashamari area of Konduga, 35 kilometres (20 miles) southeast of the Borno State capital Maiduguri, on Sunday evening.
“Three people were killed in the two attacks and seven others were injured,” Bello Danbatta, chief security officer of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told AFP.
“One of them detonated near a mosque while residents were preparing for the evening prayers and moments later the second one detonated inside a house,” said Danbatta, who was involved in evacuation of the victims.
But Ibrahim Liman, of the civilian militia force assisting the military against Boko Haram, said two more victims died on the way to the hospital in Maiduguri, raising the death toll to five.
The assault came two weeks after five civilian army individuals were slaughtered by a male aircraft who exploded explosives hid on him at a checkpoint outside Konduga.
Boko Haram’s nine-year brutality to make a hardline Islamic state has executed 20,000 individuals and uprooted 2.6 million from their homes in Nigeria.
The brutality has spilled into neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
In spite of the fact that the activist gathering has been impressively debilitated in a territorial fightback summoning troops from Nigeria and its neighbors, assaults hold on.
The jihadists have depended on the utilization of suicide planes, for the most part ladies and young ladies, focusing on military checkpoints, mosques, markets, transport stations, schools and other swarmed places.
On May 1 no less than 86 individuals were slaughtered in twin suicide impacts focusing on a mosque and a close-by showcase in the town of Mubi in neighboring Adamawa state.