NEMA Confirms Six Dead In Maiduguri Market Blast

 

Scene from Friday morning blast at vegetable market in Maiduguru PIX courtesy NEMA North East
Scene from Friday morning blast at vegetable market in Maiduguru
PIX courtesy NEMA North East

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed that six persons died in this morning suicide bomb attack at a vegetable market in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Eleven persons were also confirmed injured in the early morning attack.






     

     

    The North east coordinator of the agency, Mohammed Kanar, who confirmed the casualty figure said that the emergency relief body was called around 7.00 am to offer assistance to victims of the blast.

    He said of the six people killed, two corpses were destroyed beyond recognition and that the suicide bomber triggered the explosive device in a tricycle which was badly damaged.

    He said that three other vehicle close to the tricycle at the time of the explosion were also damaged.

    Kanar also disclosed that four of the 11 injured people were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, while the others were rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.

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