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Six killed as suicide bomber assaults marriage ceremony in Borno

No fewer than six individuals have been killed with 15 others injured in a suicide assault in Gwoza, Borno.

Tragedy struck when the suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device in Gwoza city.

The News Agency of Nigeria stories that the assault occurred at a busy motor park referred to as Marrarraban Gwoza.

Borno State Commissioner of Police, Yusuf Lawal, confirmed the assault saying that it was carried out by a feminine suicide bomber.

Lawal mentioned he was knowledgeable by the Divisional Police Officer in Gwoza that at the very least, six individuals have been killed with 15 others evacuated to the hospital.

An eyewitness, who recognized himself as Buba, instructed NAN that the suicide bomber focused a marriage ceremony.

Buba mentioned that the assault shattered the enjoyment and celebration of the big day, leaving households and family members in mourning.

Muhammed Kasim, one other witness mentioned that the assault occurred round 1:30 pm.

“We heard a loud sound of explosives, accompanied by mud; then we noticed our bodies on the bottom.

He mentioned a number of victims have been evacuated to the hospital whereas safety businesses have been deployed to sanitise the world.

However, a JTF supply, who spoke with Sunday PUNCH on situation of anonymity as a result of he was not certified to talk formally on the matter, mentioned, “I’m not too certain of the precise variety of those that have been killed as a result of I used to be not on the precise occasion, however a number of the persons are mentioning six, others are saying seven, however the determine is greater than what they’re mentioning; that’s what we suspect.

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“You know the event was a wedding party, and many visitors and guests were in attendance. That is why I’m telling you that confidently, as my friend.”

The JTF supply, who mentioned a workforce of presidency officers was already on the spot to conduct an investigation, added, “You see why I instructed you that greater than six individuals should have been killed as a result of two suicide bombers have been on the free and so they detonated two IEDs.

“The first explosion was at a marriage venue in Gwoza city. The first bomber was a nursing mom carrying a child on her again when she stormed the venue at Tashan Mararaba close to the Fire Service in Gwoza city and detonated the IED.

“We heard that the bomber was recognized as a younger mom in her early 20s who pretended to be a visitor on the marriage ceremony.

“The other incident happened shortly after, while the mourners were trying to bury the dead persons, another bomber disguised as a mourner detonated another IED at the burial ground, killing more people and injuring several other people who were rushed to the General Hospital in Gwoza for medical treatment.”

Sunday PUNCH reliably gathered that troopers had reportedly taken over the streets of Gwoza.

However, a counter insurgency knowledgeable, ZagaZola Makama, was quoted by a media to have confirmed that the assault occurred throughout a funeral.

In a submit on his X deal with, he wrote, “Another bomber, who disguised as a mourner, has detonated one other explosive gadget in Gwoza Local Government Area because the individuals have been getting ready for the funeral of the victims killed in an assault few hours in the past.

“The victims, who were all civilians, were gathered to pay their respects to the deceased when the attack occurred. At least, one additional person died while 16 others were injured and rushed to the hospital.”

Meanwhile, Sunday PUNCH gathered {that a} curfew had been introduced in Gwoza by the army to allow it successfully sanitise and patrol the city in a bid to additional deter extra assaults from any additional menace.”

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