Breaking: Fresh Bomb Explosion Rocks Benisheikh, Borno State

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A fresh bomb explosion rocked Benisheikh village Monday injuring at least 37 persons. Benisheikh is about 75 kilometers to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

According to Channels TV, authorities of the General Hospital in Maiduguri on Monday said that all casualties were currently receiving treatment while an unidentified corpse has been deposited at the mortuary.

Unspecified number of persons have been reportedly killed in the incidence which villagers opted to bury.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Boko Haram sect is largely suspected, as the terrorist group has carried out similar attack in the past.

The Borno State Government recently commenced rebuilding of Benisheikh town ravaged by Boko Haram even as villagers initially displaced are beginning to return home.

READ ALSO: Child Suicide Bomber Kills 9, Injures Many In Borno

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It will be recalled that a suspected child suicide bomber on Sunday evening hits Benisheikh village  killing nine persons and injuring many others, Acting Director Army Public Relation, Sani Kukasheka Usman (Col.) said in a statement issued earlier today.

Colonel Usman said: “Yesterday evening at about 8.30pm 3 suspected suicide bombers ranging from 10 to 15 years went into Benisheikh, Borno State. They were spotted by ever vigilant Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (Civilian JTF) who suspected something fishy about them. Indeed, one of them was laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

“While the Civilian JTF was in the process of screening the suspect following the necessary drills and precautions, the carrier detonated the IED, that led to the death of 9 people while 24 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

 

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