Governor of Borno State
After killing 145 people on Tuesday and Wednesday, Boko Haram terrorists on Thursday afternoon murdered additional 10 people in Borno State.
According to Reuters, “Two suicide bomb blasts along a highway in northeast Nigeria killed at least 10 people on Thursday afternoon, state police said, the latest in a string of almost daily attacks by suspected Islamist militants.
A female suicide bomber killed seven and injured 13 at a village called Malari on the main road from Bama to Konduga while a second suicide bomber killed three in blast along the same road, Borno state police chief Aderemi Opadokun said.
A military source said in both cases the suicide bombers targeted crowded areas where locals sell fruits along the highway, which runs southeast of the state capital Maiduguri.
Boko Haram controlled an area roughly the size of Belgium at the end of 2014 before a military offensive seized much of the territory in the first few months of this year.
The militants have since mostly resorted to deadly hit-and-run attacks on remote villages and the use of suicide bombers.