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Six killed as female suicide bomber detonates IED with baby on her back at a wedding in Borno State

A female suicide bomber has detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at a wedding venue in Gwoza town, Borno State, killing six wedding guests and injuring sixteen others.

The wedding was held on Saturday, June 29, at Tashan Mararaba near the Fire Service in Gwoza town.

It was gathered that the female bomber was carrying a baby on her back when she stormed the venue and detonated the IED.

Speaking with reporters in Maiduguri, the state capital, the Borno State Commissioner of Police (CP), Yusuf Lawal, confirmed the attack saying it was carried out by a female suicide bomber.

Lawal said he was informed by the Divisional Police Officer in Gwoza, that at least six people were killed, with 15 others evacuated to the hospital.

The injured are said to be receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Gwoza.

The military has been forced to declare a curfew in Gwoza with immediate effect following the attack.

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