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Suicide Bombing: Over 16 dead, 82 injured in Borno attack.



About 45 of 82 victims of Tuesday’s market suicide bomb attack in Konduga, Borno State, have been transferred to the State Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri, from the General Hospital, Konduga, authorities have disclosed.

A doctor at the general hospital (name withheld), revealed to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday that 17 people were brought in dead, while three others died at the State hospital in Maiduguri.

“Initially, 17 persons and three suicide bombers were killed at the scene of the attack, while three others, including a child, died at the hospital in Maiduguri.

“We are providing treatment to the victims admitted in the hospital while those with serious cases were referred to Maiduguri,” the doctor said.

Head of Rescue Team, State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Abdullahi Danbatta, said the agency’s team evacuated three bodies from the hospital in Maiduguri to Konduga, adding that over 40 people with serious injuries were brought to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri.

Commissioner of Police in Borno, Mr. Damian Chukwu, has confirmed that 16 persons have died while 82 have been injured in the attack.

The attack occurred two days after the Boko Haram insurgents invaded a nearby village, Wanori-Amarwa, killed four persons and maimed two.

Meanwhile, a relation of one of the victims, Mr. Buana Makinta, has laid a coplaint over the alleged lack of medication at the regional hospital.

Makinta alleged that the patients were not provided medication many hours after they were admitted.

“The medical personnel are handicapped; they only washed the blood and bandaged the wounds.

“None of the victims is provided medication due to the lack of drugs at the hospital,’’ Makinta alleged.

He called on the government and donor agencies to provide drugs and a generator for the hospital to save lives.

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_


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