Roadside bomb kills three in northeast Nigeria

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Photo: Eloi Fillion
Photo: Eloi Fillion

Three people have been killed on the Maiduguri-Damboa road in the northeast of Nigeria by a roadside bomb on Thursday.

According to the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Nigeria, Eloi Fillion, two persons were killed on the spot of the explosion along the road.

However, the third death, another child happened before they could get help from the ICRC surgical team.

Fillion further revealed that 12 people survived the bomb explosion including six children.

“A roadside bomb hit a bus today on the road #Maiduguri-Damboa in NE #Nigeria killing 2 on the spot.

“My ICRC surgical team colleagues are now treating 12 survivors among whom are 6 children. Another child died before reaching us.

“Little boys and girls should never be targeted!” Fillion stated on his Twitter account.

Nigeria’s northeast has been the epicentre of terrorist attacks and suicide bombings by Boko Haram which has left thousands dead and an estimated one million people homeless since 2009.

© The Predictor NG

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