Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 27, injures 83 in Borno as Army launches Mobile Strike Team
A female bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in the village of Konduga near Maiduguri, the epicentre of the conflict between government forces and the Islamist Boko Haram insurgents, according to a village head and an official from a regional militia.
Two suicide bombers also blew themselves up at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, with no others killed but many injured, said an emergency service official.
Meantime, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru has launched Mobile Strike Teams (MST) at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maimalari Military Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Theatre Commander in his address said that the teams are specially selected forces with mixed equipment and platforms to achieve the conduct of long range patrols and ambushes deep into the hinterland.
He urged teams to be discipline, confident, resolute, focused and determined in their determined efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are found.
It would be recalled that the MST were trained at Nigerian Army School of Special Forces (NASFS), Buni Yadi, Yobe State recently. Their task is to keep the main supply route and all rural settlements safe.
File photo: Humanitarian workers give care to victims of a recent bomb blast