Eight Killed In Sunday’s Borno Suicide Attack

Maiduguri Mosque Attack

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri



    At least eight people were killed and another eight injured on Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a village in Borno State.

    Confirming the incident, the state police commissioner, Aderemi Opadokun, said the attacker, a female, detonated an improvised explosive device she had on her as she approached a military check point.

    “At about 1040 hrs of Sunday, 22/11/15, a suspected female suicide Bomber while approaching Mafa Checkpoint on foot at Galimari Village detonated IED strapped to her body in the midst of a crowd trying to enter Maiduguri. The explosion killed eight persons including the bomber, eight others were injured,” Opadokun said in a text message to reporters.

    The police chief added that the corpses and the injured were taken to hospital while investigation into the matter has commenced.

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