News ID: 124339
Published: 0957 GMT August 11, 2015

Bomb blast rocks market in Nigeria's Borno State, 47 killed

Bomb blast rocks market in Nigeria's Borno State, 47 killed

A bomb explosion rocks a market in Nigeria's northeastern Borno State, killing at least 47 people, sources say.

"We have received at least 47 dead bodies and at least 50 with injuries from the Sabon Gari market where there was a blast this afternoon," a nurse at Biu General Hospital in Borno State said.

''We heard loud explosions at about 01:35 p.m. (1235 GMT). When we arrived there people had scattered, it was not suicide bombers but it [the bomb] was planted at the center of the market,” Babagana Iliya, a Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) member, told online news agency SaharaReporters.

Sabon Gari village lies along the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu highway and is about 50 kilometers (31 miles) away from Biu, the largest town in southern part of Borno State.

   
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