Two boko haram female suicide bombers attack aid distribution point in Northern Nigeria.
Sep 18, 2017 Africa 0 1244 By Abdulkerimu Oare
- Suspected boko haram bombers attack aid distribution point in Norther Nigeria.
- At least 15 people killed.
- Two suicide bombers involved in the attack.
At least 15 people have been confirmed dead at an aid distribution point in northeast Nigeria after two female suicide bombers detonated their bombs.
A rescue worker said the first blast happened at 11:10am local time (10:10GMT) in
Mashalari village of the Konduga area, about 40km from Borno state capital Maiduguri.
"[It] killed 15 people and left 43 others injured," he told AFP news agency. "It happened during aid distribution by an NGO, when people had gathered to receive donations."
"Twelve minutes later, another bomber struck, but luckily only she died," he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
The rescue worker said both bombers were women but did not specify which NGO was distributing aid.
Babakura Kolo, from the Civilian Joint Task Force, a militia assisting the military with security, confirmed the rescue worker's account.
"We have dispatched out a team to the scene," he said.
No immediate claim of responsibility came for the attack, but the Boko Haram armed group has carried out similar bombings in the past in the region.