At least 60 people were killed and 43 others others injured in bomb explosion in a Borno State village market today, an eyewitness and a vigilante source said. The blast is just the latest in a series of bombs in Borno State from the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The explosion occurred at Sabon Gari market in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State at about 1:40pm while the market was in full swing.
Eyewitness Abubakar Jojori told SaharaReporters the casualty numbers by phone after he fled the scene to Biu. A vigilante source confirmed the number killed.
Civilian Joint Task Force member Ibrahim Biu said that more than 60 bodies have been recovered from the scene and the injured were taken to Biu General Hospital.
A hospital source at General Hospital Biu said more than 40 people have been brought in from the bomb blast.