Barely few weeks after the bomb attack in a Mosque killing no fewer than 50 people, 13 persons have been reportedly killed in a suicide bomb attack at Biu Market in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

 

The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Victor Isuku, while confirming the incident, said 53 persons sustained injuries and two female suicide bombers were also killed.

 

Recently, the rate of attacks has been on the increase, despite military presence in the affected locations.

 

In recent attacks, Boko Haram killed eight persons in a series of raids on farming communities in the Northeast, razed homes and seized livestock and food items in Mallan village.

 

The insurgents also attacked Kesa Kura village, as well as Manjita village, killing six persons and razing down homes. Four persons were also killed in a drive-by while working on their fields in Ngawo Fato Bulabulin village.

 

The sect also killed at least seven people when they attacked an IDP camp in Ngala near Cameroon. A Rocket Propelled Grenade was fired from behind the fence which killed seven, injuring several others.

 

Although the Nigerian Army has dismissed claims of resurgence in violence, Amnesty International said Boko Haram has killed nearly 400 persons in Nigeria and Cameroon since April.

 

A suspected suicide bomber who tried to run into a crowd after she was asked, by Civilian anti-Boko Haram militia, to get out of a taxi, had her explosive detonated prematurely, killing a rickshaw driver behind her.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari said earlier that the members of the Boko Haram sect have been massively degraded, while the Minister of Information and Culture described its recent attacks as “the last kicks of a dying horse”.

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