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Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

16 August 2017, 03:33 | Audrey Hill

Suicide bombers kill 27, wounded 83 in Konguda market

Am ambulance is stationed at the university in Maiduguri Nigeria following a suicide attack in July 24. A similar attack occurred Tuesday in the city a hotbed for militant violence

They detonated their explosives nearly simultaneously, Lawan Kalli said.

Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists, said: "Three female bombers triggered their explosive. killing 28 people and wounding 82 others".

The report said that the woman blew herself up at market in the village Konduga, near the city of Maiduguri in North-Eastern Nigeria.

Rescue workers transported injured victims to a hospital in Maiduguri, 25 kilometres away from where the incident occurred.

Kura added that after the first explosion, "people were trying to close their shops when two other female bombers triggered their explosives, causing most of the casualties".

The official lunch of the manhunt for Shekau is coming just as Boko Haram on Monday night attacked two communities, Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Last month, the militants captured an oil prospecting team.

It launched an insurgency in 2009 that has killed about 20,000 people and displaced around 2.6 million others, creating one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.

Boko Haram is a militant organization affiliated with the Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in many countries, including Russian Federation and the United States. The media are sugeesting that the attackers may be affiliated with a terrorist group.

The attack prompted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is standing in for President Muhammadu Buhari while he is on indefinite sick leave, to ask the military to step up its response. Recent church attacks on June 17 killed more than 50 people and sparked fears of a wider sectarian conflict in Nigeria.

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