Death toll from Borno multiple blasts hits 21, says police


The police on Sunday said at least 21 persons had reportedly died from last Friday bombing of a fish market in Tarshan Kiffi at Sabon Gari, Konduga Local Government near Maiduguri

Three suicide bombers had sneaked into the fish market, bombed the public place leaving 18 persons dead while 22 others were injured.

The police said that the casualty figure climbed up on Sunday as three out of the 22 injured persons later died on Sunday.

Commissioner of Police, Borno Command, Mr Damian Chukwu, confirmed the death of two of the wounded victims of the blasts.

“Out of the (22) injured person, two died yesterday in the hospital,” Chukwu said.

Two female and male suicide bombers detonated explosives at the fish market at about 8 p.m. on Friday.

Police said they had earlier in the day ordered traders and residents to clear the trading area of congestion. Sadly, the people reportedly returned as soon as the policemen left the area giving room for suicide bombers to infiltrate the area.

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Normalcy has however returned to the area as residents resume their daily activities leaving the families and relations of the deceased and victims to bear the pains of their loss.