3 Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri, Injure 17


Three people have been confirmed dead in Sunday’s bomb explosion in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Bello Danbatta, an official of the local vigilante group commonly called the Civilian-JTF, confirmed the development to journalists.

“So far, three persons are dead,” Danbatta said, before adding that “It was a suicide bomb attack, we are trying to ascertain the actual number of those injured in the hospital now,” he added.

The Civilian JTF had been involved in the rescue and evacuation of victims of the blasts.

Also an official of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, confirmed the casualty figure.

NEMA’s national spokesman, Sani Datti, explained that “three of the dead persons are female bombers, while 17 persons that were injured have been evacuated to hospitals in Maiduguri.”

The twin explosions occurred on Sunday morning in a crowded area near Maiduguri’s main market.



    Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, said the explosions took place near the Old NEPA office, which is not far from the Monday market.

    Few days back, Madagali, a town in Adamawa State was also attacked by suicide bombers suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Terrorist group.

    Officials say 30 people lost their lives in the attack while a lot more were wounded.

    Despite claims by the Nigerian government and the Military authorities that the Boko Haram insurgency has been largely decimated, the terrorists continue to carry out bomb attacks and ambushes especially in the stronghold of Borno State, North East Nigeria.

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