According to the Nigerian police, about twenty persons have lost their lives after an explosion occoured in Abatchari, Damboa, Local Government Area of Borno State.

The explosion is suspected to as a result of an attack by suicide bombers.

It was reported that Villagers in Abachari town were observing the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations when the explosion occurred.

The attack was confirmed by Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu.

“Around 20:25 a loud explosion was heard around Damboa/Chibok road. The DPO mobilised with our men from the SARS and civilian JTF to the scene and found twenty people dead and 48 others injured,” Chukwu said.

The injured persons were rushed to Damboa General hospital while some others were conveyed to the Teaching Hospital in Maiduguri for specialists’ attention.