Killing and maiming of civilians is unabaiting in Borno State where the State Emergency Management Agency has confrmed the death of 30 persons from suicide bombing in Mandarari community in Konduga Local Government Area. Forty two others reportedly sustained injuries
Director, Search, Rescue and Operations, SEMA, Usman Kachala, told journalists that incident occurred around 8pm on Sunday as three suicide bombers, comprising two females and a male, detonated the IEDs in a local tea joint and film centre in the community.
He said about 17 persons died instantly, adding that the death toll increased to 30 on Monday as a result of lack of immediate medical attention.
He noted that his staff could not reach the spot of the incident as the military had closed the road to traffic and the hospital in Konduga did not have enough facilities to handle the situation.
“When I and my team arrived Konduga early this morning, the military prevented us from gaining access to the community to assist the victims.
“They told us they were given order from above not to open the road until 9am,” he lamented.