Borno state police command has confirmed that, 15 persons have been killed, including two suicide bombers that attacked Biu Market in Biu local government area of Borno state, northeast, Nigeria.
A statement from the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku said, the number of injured persons stood at 53.
The statement reads: “Today 2/2/2017 at about 1140hrs, two female suicide bombers infiltrated and gained entry into Biu town in Biu LGA.
One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu Main market, while the other one detonated outside the market square.
“So far, a total of 13 persons excluding the two suicide bombers, have been confirmed killed in the two explosions.
“While 53 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
“Police patrols/EOD teams led by d Acting Area Commander Biu were promptly mobilized and dispatched to scene.
“The Corpses and the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital Biu. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe.”