BREAKING: Suicide Bombers Invade Borno Highways, Kill 11 In Twin Explosions

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The dreaded Boko Haram sect has taken to highways to unleash suicide bombers on Borno state.
 
Two female suicide bombers were unleashed on Thursday on the highways of the north-eastern state.
 
According to the Borno state police commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun in two separate bomb blasts on the state highways 11 persons were killed and injured 21 others.
 
Opadokun in a text message reply to journalists' enquiries, said: "There was explosion at Malari village along Bama/Konduga Highway  on 2/7/15 (Thursday) at about 1400 hours.
 
"A female suicide bomber detonated IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) strapped to her body, killing herself and 7 others".
 
He added that 13 persons sustained injuries in the first highway blast while another  along Alau Dam road on Bama/Konduga Highway by a female suicide bomber also "killed three other persons including the bomber.
 
"Corpses and injured victims were evacuated to UMTH (University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital)," he stated.
 
He also confirmed Boko Haram attack on Kukawa, a community near the Lake Chad area on Wednesday "at about 1900hrs."
 
He said the attack led to the " killing of many and burning of many houses, " adding that at least eight people  were receiving treatment at UMTH.
 
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In the most deadly attack, the militants targeted several mosques in Kukawa town on Wednesday, gunning down nearly 100 praying worshippers. Kukawa is 180 kilometers (110 miles) northeast of Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast.
 
The militants, who want to impose their strict version of Shariah law across Nigeria, often defile mosques where clerics preach against their extremism. While they also have attacked churches, many more Muslims are among an estimated 13,000 people killed in the 6-year-old Islamic uprising. Amnesty International puts the toll at 17,000 dead. Another 1.5 million people have been driven from their homes.
 
The latest attacks took place at Malari village, just outside Maiduguri, and began with an explosion from a teenage girl at the market that killed at least 10 people, said security guard Abba Shehu.
 
Minutes later a woman in a taxi blew up at a military checkpoint and killed a soldier and two passengers.
 
There are fears Boko Haram is using some of its thousands of captives as weapons.
 
Boko Haram took over a large swath of northeastern Nigeria last year and stepped up cross-border raids. Nigeria and its neighbors deployed a multinational army that forced the militants out of towns and had them hemmed into the Sambisa Forest.
 
But bombings and village attacks have increased in recent weeks.
 
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