Explosives kill 2 suicide bombers in northeast Nigeria
28 June 2016, 13:11
Abuja — Residents say two suicide bombers have exploded
prematurely in Nigeria's northeastern Maiduguri city, killing themselves and no
The residents blamed Boko Haram, the Islamic State-allied group
whose 7-year-old uprising has killed some 20 000 people.
Residents heard two bomb blasts around midnight on Sunday, when
people were gathering at mosques for special prayers over the holy month of
Ramadan. The bombers' shattered bodies were not found until later on Monday.
Residents spoke on condition of anonymity because they fear angering the
There has not been such an attack since troops from Nigeria and neighbouring
Chad, Cameroon and Niger early this month launched an all-out offensive with
daily bombings and a ground offensive.
Nigeria's military said it rescued more than 5 000 Boko Haram
hostages in attacks on militant camps this week.