Suicide bomber kills 2, injures 4 in Nigeria

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Two people were killed and at least four were injured in northeast Nigeria on Sunday, when a female suicide bomber detonated an explosion near a military checkpoint, as the police said.

Borno state police commissioner Aderemi Opadokun told a news agency, “A female suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) strapped to her body along the Baga-Monguno highway, killing herself and two others on Saturday.”

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Meanwhile, another IED explosion was also confirmed near a military check point in Konduga Local Government Area, in which two persons were injured.

“It is true that we had a suspected IED explosion at Tungushe village in Konduga LGA on Saturday near a military check point,” said Opadokum. He further added, “Two persons were injured and they are now being treated at the hospital.”

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No group claimed the responsibility of the attacks immediately.

Opadokun also told a news agency that the attack was the sixth in northeast Nigeria since Muhammadu Buhari took over as Nigeria’s new president on May 29.

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