Suicide attack in Nigeria kills up to 10 people

Suicide attack at busy market in northern Nigeria kills up to 10 people

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a busy market in a town in northern Nigeria on Friday, where the Boko Haram militants have carried out many attacks in the past.

According to a local Red Cross official, a male suicide bomber attacked the market of Gombe in Adawama state, killing eight people and wounding 28.

However, witnesses put the death toll at ten, while a police spokesman said four had been killed and 17 wounded. 

Boko Haram was formed in 2009, and has killed hundreds of innocent civilians through the years in numerous African countries, as the militant group swore allegiance to DAESH in 2014.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

Besides Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon are also suffering from the attacks conducted by Boko Haram, which is based in the northern Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

In the past six years some 17,000 people have been killed by the militant group, which has caused around 2.5 million people to flee the area.

TRTWorld and agencies