AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
At least 20 people were killed, while 48 others injured in a bomb attack in Abbachari area at the outskirt of Damboa town, the headquarters of Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Confining the incident, the Borno State Police Command in a statement signed by its spokesman, DSP Edet Okon, said “On 16/06/18 at about 2045hrs, an explosion occured at Abachari area outskirt of Damboa L.G.A. of Borno State. At the sound of the explosion, personnel of the Nigeria Police and Members of the civilian JTF mobilised to the scene and discovered twenty dead bodies and 48 injured persons in a suspected terrorist attack.”
The statement said the dead bodies and the injured were evacuated to a hospital while the scene was sanitized by the team of Explosive Ordinance Department of the Nigerian Police.
DSP Okon further said “investigation is ongoing to unravel the nature of the attack.”The statement also said the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Damian Chukwu, urged members of the public to continue to be vigilant and watchful.
“He also urges them to always provide useful information to the security agencies for necessary actions,” the statement added.
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