Abuja : The death toll in Friday’s suicide bomb attack in Nigerias busy market has reached 22.
The attacks were carried out by three suicide bombers on Friday, when they detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Kasuwar Kifi, on the outskirts of Konduga town, the Xinhua reported. More than 25 people were injured in the deadly attack, according to local media reports.
An eyewitness named Idrissa Bana said that the three bombers simultaneously detonated explosives on their bodies in the crowded market.
“There were a lot of people doing last-minute shopping when the suicide bombers hit the market,” Bana was quoted by various media outlets as saying.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, though several Nigerian analysts opined that the Boko Haram insurgent group could be responsible for the bombings. The dreaded militant group has stepped up its campaign of suicide bombing by using girls.