Suicide blasts kill three in NE Nigeria: vigilantes

Soldiers stand guard near a farming village near Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, on July 3, 2015At least three people were killed and six others injured Friday in suicide attacks in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state blamed on Boko Haram Islamists, vigilantes told AFP. Two bombers blew themselves up at a security checkpoint outside Sabon Gari village in Biu district, 180 kilometres (110 miles) south of state capital Maiduguri, killing two civilian vigilantes and injuring four people. “Three people, including two of our colleagues, died in two suicide blasts in Sabon Gari and Kimba villages,” said Mustapha Karimbe, a civilian vigilante from Biu, 35 kilometres from the blast scenes.

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