Published: Wed, August 16, 2017
Medical | By Ismael Lynch

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No less than 30 persons have been killed and more than 80 others injured in a triple suicide attack on Tuesday in the town of Mandarari, in Nigeria's Borno State, CNN quoted civilian vigilantes fighting Boko Haram Islamists in the area as saying.

A female suicide bomber from the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has activated an explosive device market in Nigeria.

While the Nigerian Air Force are of the opinion that the sect has been dealt with substantially, the military and Borno state governor agree that the fight is far from over. They all detonated their explosives nearly simultaneously, he said.

Musa Bura, a youth volunteer in nearby Konduga town, said most members of the local defense force were on guard at the market and not the nearby camp.

A woman allegedly of Boko Haram militia blew herself up in a market in northeastern Nigeria leaving at least 27 people dead on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

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Kura added that after the first explosion, "people were trying to close their shops when two other female bombers triggered their explosives, causing most of the casualties". Boko Haram provoked global outrage by kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls - internationally known as the Chibok Girls - in April 2014.

Last year, Nigeria's government said that Boko Haram had been defeated.

But the radical group has struck back with renewed zeal since June.

A rival faction - based in the Lake Chad region, led by Abu Musab al Barnawi and boasting ties to Daesh - has in the meantime quietly become a deadly force capable of carrying out highly-organised attacks.

Last month, the militants captured an oil prospecting team.

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