Scores feared killed in Nigeria's market attack

Suicide bombers on Tuesday killed at least 27 people and wounded 83 in northeast Nigeria local media reported

They then went to the nearby camp for people displaced by Nigeria's conflict and simultaneously detonated their explosives.

Baba Kura, a member of a vigilante force set up to fight jihadists, said: "Three female bombers triggered their explosive. killing 28 people and wounding 82 others". "That is where both the camp and the makeshift market are situated, which made us an instant target point of the insurgents".

An emergency source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that dozens of people were killed and others injured.

Boko Haram owes its origin to Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno state, northern Nigeria.

Local media also reported fresh attacks and casualties in some villages in Amarwa along Maiduguri-Konduga Road in Borno state. But they have struck back with renewed zeal since June, killing at least 143 people before Tuesday's bombings and weakening the army's control.

Last year, Nigeria's government said that Boko Haram had been defeated.

At least 37 people, including members of the team, died when rescuers from the military and local vigilance groups attempted to free them.

Terror group Boko Haram is suspected to have carried out the attacks.

Ibrahim Liman, the head of a local anti-jihadist militia force, confirmed the details of the attack.

It launched an insurgency in 2009 that has killed about 20,000 people and displaced around 2.6 million others, creating one of the world's biggest humanitarian crises.

Leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, must be apprehended either dead or alive, Nigeria Army told 2000 men it commissioned on Tuesday to hunt the Nigeria terrorist group's commander.


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