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.”
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.”
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.