2019-06-18 Africa Subsaharan
30 Killed in Triple Suicide Bombing in NE Nigeria
[AnNahar] Thirty people were killed late Sunday in a triple suicide kaboom in northeast Nigeria
... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border...
, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from the Borno state capital Maiduguri, where football fans were watching a match on TV.
"The corpse count from the attack has so far increased to 30. We have over 40 people injured," Usman Kachalla, head of operations at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said on Monday.
An earlier toll from the blasts, the bloodiest in months, gave 17 dead and 17 maimed.
The attack happened around 9:00 pm (1800 GMT), Ali Hassan, the leader of a self-defence group in the town, said. The owner of hall prevented one of the bombers from entering the packed venue.
"There was a heated argument between the operator and the bomber who went
kaboom!," Hassan said by phone.
Two other bombers who had mingled among the crowd at a tea stall nearby also detonated their boom jackets.
Hassan said most of the victims were from outside the soccer viewing center.
"Nine people went titzup, including the operator, and 48 were maimed," Hassan said.
Kachala said the high number of fatalities was because emergency responders had been unable to reach the site of the blast quickly. Nor were they equipped to deal with large numbers of maimed.
"Lack of an appropriate health facility to handle such huge emergency situation and the delay in obtaining security clearance to enable us deploy from Maiduguri in good time led to the high corpse count," he said.
Witnesses also said inadequate facilities and lack of drugs contributed to the high corpse count.
"The people that are currently dying is because of lack of hospital: because some have passed the night bleeding.... even the doctors are complaining that there is no drug," said witness Garba Abdullahi.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the imprint of Boko Haram, which has led a decade-long campaign to establish a hardline Islamic state in northeast Nigeria.
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exploding trollop female suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the garrison town of Monguno, killing a soldier and a vigilante and injuring another soldier.
Konduga has been repeatedly targeted by suicide bombers from a Boko Haram faction loyal to longtime leader Abubakar Shekau
... the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down ...
The faction typically carries out suicide attacks against soft civilian targets such as mosques, markets and bus stations, often using young women and girls as bombers. The jihadists are believed to sneak into the town from the group's haven in nearby Sambisa forest.
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