At least about 30 traders are reported to have been killed in a deadly bomb explosion at a local market in Borno State on Friday, according to a local vigilante speaking to SaharaReporters.
A suicide bomber suspected to be a Boko Haram terrorist stormed a weekly market at Linmakara village in Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State on Friday afternoon, killing not fewer than 30 traders while several others sustained critical injuries.
''A middle aged man pretended to push a cart and detonated it at center of the market at noon when trading was going on,'' he told SaharaReporters by phone from Asikra/Uba.
He added “we are having network problems in this part of the State, so it's becomes impossible for us to connect with the rest of world. ''
Limakara is a remote village in southern part of Borno State and 65 kilometers from Askira-Uba.
It would be recalled that in a recent months, after the military had liberated Gwoza from the terrorists, people from Gwoza have started returning back to the their homes.
In June, Ali Ndume, who represents Borno Southern Senatorial in the National Assembly visited Gwoza with hundreds of residents welcoming him. Since then most of the people who fled their homes have started to return.