Naija News recalls that the attacks took place in the Mandarari community of Konduga Local Government Area, less than 40 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The series of attacks targeted civilians who were gathered in a sports viewing hall to watch a televised football match, as well as at a nearby cafe.
Among the deceased is a community volunteer who was contributing to the humanitarian response in north-east Nigeria. Those seriously injured as a result of the bomb blasts have been transported to Maiduguri for medical treatment.
This is another terribly sad day for civilians in northeast Nigeria and for the humanitarians who are working to help them,” Edward Kallon said in a statement late Monday.
“The UN and its partners deplore these abhorrent acts of violence and call for those responsible for these attacks to be swiftly brought to justice,” he said.
“Our deepest condolences go to the families of the victims in Konduga. We hope all those injured can access the urgent medical attention they require and wish them a full recovery,” he added.
Although no group has claimed responsibility, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which is seeking to impose a hardline Islamic law in Nigeria’s mainly-Muslim north.
Source: Naija News