Deadly suicide blasts hit Chibok

A map showing Chibok in Nigeria

Suicide bombers have hit the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok during market day, killing at least 10 people, reports said.

The BBC’s Hausa service reported that three attackers detonated their explosives and another two remain at large, citing a former town resident.

Details are scant and it is not yet known who was behind the attack.

Militants from the Boko Haram Islamist group abducted more than 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in 2014.

A town elder warned that the death toll could rise.

“The casualty toll is not conclusive but so far at least 10 people have been confirmed dead and over 30 injured,” Ayuba Chibok told the AFP news agency.

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