Sixteen persons were confirmed killed by Boko Haram sect after the bombing of a cattle market in Borno State last Saturday.
The figure was released yesterday by hospital and military sources, but the Borno Police Command said that only two persons were confirmed dead in the incident.
Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Opadokun, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Maiduguri, said four persons were injured after a suspected female suicide bomber detonated an explosive along Baga/Monguno Road.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which followed two weekends of bombings which killed at least 30 people by the insurgents.
Opadokun said: “A female suicide bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Devise, IEDs strapped on her body along Baga/Monguno Highway, killing herself and two others on Saturday. Four persons sustained injuries during the attack.”
He also confirmed an IED explosion near a military check point in Konduga Local Government Area, in which two persons were injured.
“It is true that we had a suspected IED explosion at Tungushe Village in Konduga council on Saturday near a military checkpoint. Two persons were injured and they are now being treated at the hospital,” he said.
Opadokun advised residents to be vigilant and report strange objects and persons to the nearest security checkpoint for action.

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