Borno SEMA Puts Casualty Figure Of Suicide Bombing At 30

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has announced that 30 persons were killed in the suicide attack which ravaged Konduga Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.

Usman Kachala, SEMA Director of Search, Rescue and Operations, confirmed the death toll on Monday.

It was speculated that five persons were killed in the attack at Mandarari community in Konduga, although Bello Danbatta, SEMA Director General, could not confirm the death toll when contacted on Sunday.

But Kachala provided details about the attack, adding that 47 persons sustained various degree of injuries and were currently in hospital.

The Borno SEMA DG explained that three suicide bombers, comprising two females and a male, detonated an improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at a local tea joint and film center in the community.

About 17 persons died instantly, according to Kachala, adding that the death toll increased to 30 on Monday as a result of lack of immediate medical facilities and attention.

He lamented that the emergency agency could not provide immediate service to the victims as the military closed the road to traffic.

Kachala said: “When we arrived Konduga early this morning, the military prevented us from gaining access to the community to assist the victims.

“They told us they were given order from above not to open the road until 9am.”

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