Nigerian Army has said the two female suicide bombers who blew themselves up in Chibok market last Wednesday were actually targeting the commanding officer in charge of Chibok and surrounding areas.
The media coordinator, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Mustapha Anka told a press conference at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, Borno State, that the suicide bombers disguised as women and were backing babies when they were approaching the army officer, but detonated the explosives before they could reach the commanding officer.
The army spokesman said, “The commanding officer and another officer with him sustained injuries and are currently receiving treatment. A number of people lost their lives and several others sustained varying degrees of injuries,” Col. Anka said.
Although, he could not confirm the casualty figure, reports from Chibok said death toll had risen to 20 while some of the injured persons were now recuperating.
Chibok town became popular following the abduction of the over 200 female students who were taken captive in their dormitories at Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram terrorists.

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