Thirteen persons are feared dead while 53 others have sustained injuries after two female suicide bombers detonated explosive devices in Biu, Borno State.
The two attackers were also said to have died in the twin explosions which occurred at a market in the town at about 11:00 am on Saturday.
The Borno Police Command has confirmed that 15 persons have been killed while 53 others were in twin blast that rocked Borno on Saturday.
According to a statement issued by Police Public Relation Officer, Victor Isuku to newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday, "at about 1140hrs, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu LGA. One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu main market, while d other one detonated outside the market square.
" So far, a total of 13 persons excluding the two suicide bombers, have been confirmed killed in the two explosions. While 53 others sustained various degrees of injuries."
"The Corpses & the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital Biu. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe." Victor statement concluded.
It was gathered from CJTF member who took the corpses to the hospital that at least 19 people died in the blast.
"19 persons are so far confirmed killed and 53 others injured," CJTF said.