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11 killed in suicide attack in northeast Nigeria

Eleven people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a checkpoint near the town of Biu in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante and a resident said. Gana Sheriff, the vigilante, said the attack happened at about 1:00 pm at Yamarkumi village, four kilometres from Biu in Borno state. “It was a suicide attack by three men in a motorised tricycle. They killed 11 people, including Civilian JTF (joint task force) and child vendors at the checkpoint,” he said. “It was later that we realised the attackers came in two rickshaws.

The one ahead had three people inside who opened fire and detonated three explosives. “The second rickshaw immediately turned after the explosions but was pursued into the bush by soldiers and local hunters.” Tijjani Kanta, a local resident who was at the Biu General Hospital, said there were 14 dead bodies at the hospital, three of them the attackers.



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