Feb 12, 2015 – Death Toll Of Boko Haram Attack In Biu Today: 15 Shoppers Killed In Crowded Borno Market
Boko Haram Killed 15, Injures 21 At Biu Market, Angry Borno Youths Attack PDP Flags
A lot of people died in a suicide attack that took place at a Central Market in Biu town, Biu local government area of Borno State.
Biu is one of the several local government areas that had not been captured by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.
The insurgents also suffered a huge loss when they attempted to attack the town last month as they were ambushed by soldiers.
An eye witness, Isa Mohammed, who went to the market to buy commodities, told our correspondent on phone that about seven people were instantly killed during the deadly explosion which took place in a crowded market in the area.
“I was at the gate of the market when the incident occurred. I saw seven dead people being taken to the hospital and many other injured victims were in serious pain,” Mohammed said.
A JTF member who took part in the rescue operation at the market however said that 15 people were killed and taken to the Biu General Hospital.
He added that people are making free blood donation to victims at the hospital.
“We are at the General Hospital Biu helping the people that are injured and brought to the hospital. I just met with one of the doctors and he confirmed that seven people were brought in dead,while eight injured people later died, bringing the number of dead victims to 15. About 21 people are critically injured.
“There is confusion in the town now because youths are attacking PDP flags and saying that it was because Ali Modu Sheriff, the former governor is visiting the town on campaign, that we suffered the bomb attack,” the CJTF operative added.
A witness said the explosion occurred at exactly 3:25pm when the market was at its peak.