Female suicide bombers kill three in north-east
Female suicide bombers, suspected to be from Boko Haram, killed at least three people during an attack in north-east Nigeria.
The two bombers detonated their explosives inside a house and close to a mosque in the Mashamari area of Konduga, news agency AFP reports.
“One of them detonated near a mosque while residents were preparing for the evening prayers and moments later the second one detonated inside a house,” Bello Danbatta, chief security officer of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), told AFP.
Seven others were injured, according to Mr Danbatta.
But Ibrahim Liman, part of a civilian militia force helping the military against Boko Haram, said two more victims died en-route to a Maiduguri hospital, potentially raising the death toll to five.
This comes weeks after a male bomber killed five militia members at a checkpoint outside Konduga.
Boko Haran have been using mostly women and girls and suicide bombers, targeting mosques, markets, schools and other crowded places.