Seven killed as suicide bombers attack wedding guests in Borno

At least seven people were reportedly killed on Saturday after two suspected suicide bombers attacked some wedding guests at Marrarraban Gwoza

 in Borno state.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, reported that many of the victims were said to be returning from a wedding ceremony when the first suicide bomber detonated her explosive near a motor park.

Makama said the suicide bomber was identified as a lady in her early 20s, adding that the injured ones were taken to the hospital in Gwoza.

Also, another bomber, disguised as a mourner, detonated an explosive in Gwoza LGA as residents were preparing for the burial of those killed in the first attack.

Makama said one person reportedly died and 16 others were injured during the attack.

The publication added that Yusuf Lawal, Borno commissioner of police, confirmed the incident.

Meanwhile, the military has imposed a curfew in Gwoza LGA to enable them to secure the town from any further threat.

In March 2024, two people were injured after an improvised explosive device (IED), strapped to a suspected suicide bomber, detonated near a mosque in Biu LGA of Borno state.

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