Suicide Bomber Kills Five Persons In Maiduguri Market

Scene of recent blast in Maiduduri
Scene of recent blast in Maiduduri

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

A suicide bomb attack at a crowded vegetable market in Maiduguri on Friday has left at least five persons dead and an unknown number of persons injured.






     

     

    A member of the youth vigilance group, Civilian JTF, told our correspondent on phone that the attack at the early morning market occurred at 6:30 am and brought business there to an abrupt halt. It was gathered that the bomb attack was carried out by a woman who arrived the market in a tricycle with others who had come to buy vegetables.

    However, sensing that she might not be able to beat the security check at the entrance of the market, she quickly detonated the explosive device strapped to her body at the tricycle park close by.

    The bodies of five persons who died in the blast, it was learnt, were retrieved from the scene and taken away by rescue workers while some injured persons were also evacuated to the hospital.

    The information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North east zone office in Maiduguri, AbdulKadir Ibrahim confirmed the attack at the market, but said he did not immediately have figures of casualties.

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