New reports reveal that at least 20 people have been confirmed dead in the Konduga suicide bombing attack. According to reports, the Tuesday suicide bombing attack on the Konduga community has claimed the lives of around 20 people and left eight others critically injured.
The twin suicide bombing attack was launched on Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area, which is about 25 kilometers to the southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The terrorist attack was initiated at about 5:50 pm on Tuesday.
Although not much is known about the deadly attack, it is reported by Sahara Reporters that a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) revealed to its correspondent that the death toll will likely rise above 30. This information was obtained when the rescue operations were still underway. The JTF spokesperson added that the attack occurred at a motor park.
According to a report on the Channelstv website, the spokesperson for the JTF added that the attack was launched by three suicide bombers, two of which are females and the other a male. The report added that the bombers took turn to detonate the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that were strapped around their bodies.
The recent attack was launched not long after the Nigerian Military allowed Mobile Strike Teams into the Theatre of operation in order to improve the efficiency of its operations. It is reported that the sounds of heavy ammunition being shot could still be heard from a distance at 10:00 pm on Tuesday.