Abuja: Three suicide bombers are believed to have killed at least 10 people in several explosions at a weekly market in Chibok, north east Nigeria. The reported attacks took place in the same town where extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls less than two years ago.
It is thought that up to five suicide bombers entered and intended to attack the town this morning, but only three of them detonated their devices, the BBC has reported. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack as yet, with reports unclear as to the specificity of the morning’s event.
The attack comes just weeks after seven people were killed in the state of Borno in attacks blamed on Boko Haram. There is currently a regional offensive under way against the group, with participating countries including Chad, Cameroon, Benin, Niger and Nigeria.
At the time of the attacks in Borno, a defence spokesperson told IBTimes UK that the security situation in Nigeria was “extremely calm”