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Death toll of turn suicide attacks in Borno rises to 14

A government rescue agency yesterday, said that the death toll in twin suicide attacks which rocked a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Borno State has risen to 14.
The Borno State Emergency Management Agency told newsmen that a total of 15 people were injured in the suicide attacks.
Two female suicide bombers carried out the attack late Friday, Rawa Modu, head of the Dikwa local district in the state, said, adding that the suicide bombers were suspected to have infiltrated the camp to detonate their improvised explosive devices.
Seven victims had died on the spot and others died later in the hospital, according to the official.
Terror group Boko Haram was suspected to have carried out the attacks.
The group is blamed for the deaths of more than 20,000 people and displacing of 2.3 million others in Nigeria since their attacks started in 2009.
Meanwhile, Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the appalling ambush, attack and abduction of soldiers, and civilians who were carrying out their duties to the nation in the Lake Chad Basin Frontier Exploration.
Osibanjo said the current administration was on top of the situation adding that the objective of this patriotic exercise was to open up new areas for oil exploration for the common good of all Nigerians.
“The terrorist attack resulted in a number of deaths of hardworking and innocent Nigerians, and the abduction of some,” he said.
Osinbajo commiserated with the families, relatives and associates of those who lost their lives in the despicable onslaught and wished the injured speedy recovery.
While commending the military for the progress already recorded with the rescue of some of the abducted, Osinbajo has also ordered the continuation of search and rescue missions to locate and ensure the freedom of all remaining abducted persons as soon as possible, using all available and expedient means in the circumstances.
He added that justice would be pursued for the victims and against those who engaged in this kind of unacceptable, criminal and terrorist conduct.
Osinbajo paid tribute to the resilience, courage and bravery of officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces for their gallant endeavours and sacrifices for the peace, security and territorial integrity of our country.
He eulogised the Nigerian soldiers who had paid the ultimate price in this mission and others linked to the current insurgency, and gave a firm assurance that the welfare of the families of the soldiers would be prioritised.
He also commended the diligence of the management and staff of the NNPC, and the lecturers/consultants from the University of Maiduguri in pursuing Federal Government’s resolve to grow our country’s current crude oil reserve base through potential exploration in the Lake Chad Basin, stressing that the government will by no means be dissuaded.
Although pockets of terrorists have been launching attacks recently in Borno State, the Acting President assured the people of the State, the region and indeed all Nigerians, that the FG was not only on top of the situation, but defined the end of these atrocities by both winning the war and winning the peace in the North-east.

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