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Bomb blasts wreak havok in Chibok

Bomb blasts wreak havok in Chibok


Three suicide bombers in Nigeria’s city of Chibok killed at least ten people and injured many more.

“The toll is still provisional but for now, we have confirmation of at least 10 dead and more than thirty wounded,” said a local official.

According to residents, five suicide bombers entered into the community this morning. Three of them successfully detonated the bomb on them while two others are still at large. The incident occured at around 11:00 GMT.

For now, no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but all eyes are already turning to the Islamic sect Boko Haram. It is in this city of Borno state that the insurgent group abducted 276 schoolgirls on 14 April 2014.

Since the takeover of the city by the Nigerian army in November of the same year, the jihadist organization that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS), has multiplied its attacks.

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