It is getting bloodier in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. 

This calls to question claims by the government that the cut-throat terrorists have been defeated.

At least 27 people have lost their lives and 83 wounded in an attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

The attack occurred around 5:50 pm on Tuesday in Mandarari town of Konduga Local Government Area, about 37 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

A woman bomber was said to have blown herself up and killed 27 others at a market in Konduga.

Two suicide bombers also blew themselves up at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, with no others killed but many injured, said an emergency service official.

These attacks are happening at a time army chiefs are believed to have returned to the counter-terrorism Command Centre in Borno.

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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres is not happy about these attacks.

He has condemned the terrorist attacks.

Guterres, in a statement issued by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman to the Secretary-General, called for the prosecution of those responsible for the senseless attacks.

The UN chief extended his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.

He called for “those responsible for these repeated heinous acts in Nigeria and neighbouring countries to be swiftly brought to justice”.

The Secretary-General reiterated “the United Nations solidarity and support to the Government of Nigeria in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism”.

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