The police have said at least 13 people died while 53 others were injured in the two terror attacks which occurred in Biu, Borno State on Saturday, December 2, 2017.
Borno police spokesman told The Cable that the suicide bomb attacks occurred at the town’s market around 9am.
A Biu resident who earlier spoke to Pulse had said the death toll would run into dozens.
It was gathered that the first attack occurred at the entrance of the market, while the second occurred at the yam section of the market.
A trader, Shaibu Biu, said that “uncountable” number of people have were injured in the attacks.
“My friend Ibrahima was among those that were killed. First, we had a very loud explosion then we had another one in the middle of the markets”, Biu told The Cable.
“Countless of people have died while unaccountable were injured.”
The police spokesman said, “One of the bombers detonated IED strapped on her body within Biu Main market, while d other one detonated outside d market square.
“Police patrols EOD teams led by d Acting Area Commander Biu were promptly mobilized and dispatched to scene.
“The Corpses & the injured persons have been evacuated to General Hospital Biu. Meanwhile, normalcy has been restored and the area rendered safe.”
Biu is one of the few towns where terror group, Boko Haram has never captured and controlled.
But the terrorists attempted to capture the Biu Cantonment in 2015 but failed.