A female suicide bomber today killed four people at a military
checkpoint in a community in Borno State, a security source who is a
leader of the civilian joint task force told SaharaReporters.
source disclosed that the bomber alighted from a vehicle at a military
checkpoint in the Sabon Gari area of Damboa, a town in Damboa local
government area of Borno State, and then detonated her bomb, killing
herself as well as four other people. Scores of people sustained varying
degrees of injuries. Our source stated that two of the dead were
members of the civilian joint task force that helps to provide security
in the terror-plagued northeast zone of Nigeria.
“At about 10:30
this morning, a female bomber wrapped up with explosive devices
exploded herself at a checkpoint killing four people, including two
members of civilian JTF,” the source said.
The location of today’s bombing is in the southern part of Borno State, about 90 miles away from Maiduguri, the state capital.
terrorists belonging to Boko Haram have intensified attacks throughout
the Nigerian northeast zone that is ravaged by sectarian violence. A
member of one human rights group based in Abuja stated that close to
1000 civilians have been killed since May 29, 2015 when President
Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in.
Mr. Buhari had ordered the
relocation of the military command to Maiduguri in order to achieve
greater success in the fight against Islamist insurgents. However, Boko
Haram fighters seem to be regaining momentum, launching suicide and gun
attacks against civilian and military targets on an almost daily basis.