Not less than 10 persons were said to have been killed at Biu central Market in Biu local government area of Borno state, when a suspected female suicide bomber exploded an IED in the middle of the market.
explosion, which occurred on Thursday at about 1:00 pm, was said to be
the first suicide bomb attack in the area, a situation which caused
panic among the people as residents scampered for safety.
Our Correspondent gathered that the town was cordoned off by both security operatives and members of
the civilian JTF in Biu.
A resident of Biu town Malam Isuwa Balami told our correspondent that the explosion happened about 100 meters from his shop.
said the suicide bomber, dressed in black gown (Himar) was torn into
pieces with her head, legs and hands scattered all directions.
to him, the bodies of the people that were killed by the explosion were
intact except for one of the vistims, who lost his head and the other
person who lost his leg.
and Members of the civilian JTF within Biu town were said to have
restricted movement in and out of Biu town as at time of this report.