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Soldier, Six Others Killed In Borno Wedding Explosive Attack



After an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detonated at a wedding venue in Gwoza town, Borno State, six wedding guests were reportedly killed while sixteen others were injured.

Reports revealed that two suspected suicide bombers carried out the operation at a wedding was held on Saturday at Tashan Mararaba near the Fire Service in Gwoza town.

A survivor explained that, the first bomber was carrying a baby on her back when she stormed the venue and detonated the IED.

However, a military source in Gwoza said the female suicide bomber crossed the road opposite the military base and immediately detonated the IED, killing a soldier in the process.

Meanwhile, the terrorists were reportedly reinforced and returned to the 192 Brigade but the Nigerian Army troops successfully repelled the attack. The bomber identified as a young mother in her twenties pretended to be a guest at the wedding.

Also, at the burial of the dead persons, another bomber disguised as a mourner detonated an IED at the burial ground, killing one person.

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