Again, Suicide Bombers Attack Borno Village

Governor Shettima

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers, a male and female, attacked Molai village in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Wednesday, the same day Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, visited internally displaced persons in the state.

This is the second time in a week that the village has been targeted, following last Saturday’s bombing of a general hospital, which left five people dead and 16 injured.



    Confirming the incident, a member of the youth vigilante group, known as Civilian-JTF, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said luck ran out on the bombers as the bombs apparently went off accidentally and that they were the only persons killed in the attack with two other persons injured.

    “It must have been accidental detonation as no known persons or structures were targeted by the suicide bombers.

    “The explosion occurred at about 11 am close to Molai Leprosy/General Hospital and about 100 metres away from a locally established market. It left both suicide bombers dead with two innocent people injured, many residents including patients on admission at the hospital were left scampering for safety,” he stated.

    Another account had it that the female suspect detonated her bomb at the entrance of the hospital, killing two passers-by while her male counterpart rode on a motorcycle and had his bomb also accidentally detonated at the back of the hospital.



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