At least 31 people died in the blasts in the town of Damboa in Borno state, about 90 kilometers (55 miles) from the state capital, Maiduguri. The explosions were followed up by rockets fired from outside the town. The rocket grenades claimed most of the casualties. Boko Haram militants are suspected even if they were considered expeled from the area after a four-month military operation.
Emergency after blasts in Nigeria
Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.”It has destroyed our houses. We have also counted 31 innocent people including children and elderly killed in the attack,”a local resident told to media. More than 40 people were injured in the attacks. The death toll is likely to rise as many of the wounded were unlikely to survive. Boko Haram uses suicide bombers, often young girls, to target civilians and soldiers. This attack is the latest blow to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was elected in 2015 vowing to eliminate the militant group. With elections approaching in February 2019, Buhari is under growing pressure to rein in the militants.