At least twenty-eight people were killed in a deadly suicide attack in Borno town on Sunday, a hospital source said. 

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber stormed a local market in Monguno town on Sunday evening during the peak hours of trading, killing at least twenty-eight traders and inflicting injuries on fifty-five others, according to sources.

"They brought some dead bodies from Monguno town by military ambulances and two other vehicles to [the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital] yesterday evening. There were about thirty corpses and over sixty wounded,'' a nurse at UMTH told SaharaReporters by phone.  

She added, “nine gulf cars and a bus also convoyed injured people.”

A leader of Civilian JTF, Musa Kukalumi, told SaharaReporters that about twenty-eight people were killed and several injured in a suicide attack at Monguno market on Sunday. 

''We learned yesterday that at least twenty-eight people [were killed] and more than fifty-five were critically injured by a suicide bomber targeting the local market in Monguno town on Sunday evening,'' Kukalumi said.

However, a source at State Specialists Hospital in Maiduguri disclosed that they were brought victims from the blast at Monguno market, but asked them to go to the University Teaching Hospital or Umoru Shehu Hospital because their facilities are over-stretched.

‎Monguno is about 130 kilometers away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

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