Four civilian JTF killed in Borno suicide bomb attack

The Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu has confirmed the killings of four members of Civilian JTF in a suicide bomb attack at Konduga.

Chukwu made the confirmations on Tuesday at a news conference in Maiduguri.

Konduga is farming and herding community and located 40 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital.

The town was severally attacked by Boko Haram between 2012 and 2015, before it was liberated by the military in 2016.

Five other persons, were also injured when the strapped Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs) was detonated by the suspect.

He said the suicide bomber was stopped by members of Civilian JTF for screening, but refused to comply and detonated the IEDs to killed four people.

According to him, the suspect sneaked into Konduga through the north flank of Sambisa Forest.

He said a team of Explosives Ordinance Department (EOD) of the police has been deployed to Konduga to ensure safety.

Chukwu urged the residents to be “always extra vigilant and alert” for any suspicious movements of persons and groups of people in the community.

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