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Police confirm 16 killed, 82 wounded in Borno suicide attack

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The police in Borno said 16 persons were killed and 82 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.

On Tuesday Reuters reported that 27 persons died in the suicide attack.

The commissioner, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the attack in a text message sent to journalists on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

Mr Chukwu said that the incident occurred at a market at about 5: 30 p.m. when three suicide bombers hit the market.

Dozens of people were killed in a separate suicide bomb attacks on Tuesday in Konduga local government area of Borno.

He said the suicide bombers a male and two female detonated the explosives at a busy market blew up themselves and killed 16 people.

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Mr Chukwu said that 82 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the attack, adding that the wounded were evacuated to Specialists Hospital, Maiduguri.

According to him, the command has deployed EOD to sanitize the area.

NAN

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