Suspected Boko Haram militants struck the Nigerian town of Damboa on Saturday killing at least 31 people, AFP reported.
“There were two suicide attacks and rocket-propelled grenade explosions in Damboa last night which killed 31 people and left several others injured,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.
The blasts targeted the people returning from celebrating Eid. After the blasts, the militants fired rocket-propelled grenades into crowds that had gathered at the attack scene. No one needs to be told this is the work of Boko Haram,” Kolo said.
An unidentified government official told AFP that the toll may increase as many among the injured may not survive. “Most of the casualties were from the rocket projectiles fired from outside the town minutes after two suicide bomber attacked,” the official added.