Twin Explosions Kill 9, Injure 24 in Borno


Suspected suicide bombers have detonated bombs along Maiduguri Damboa road in the fringes of the metropolis, killing 9 persons and injuring 24 others.

A second explosion occurred close to an Internally Displaced Persons camp.



    A witness said the first blast was at the Bakassi IDP Camp while the second bomb blast was at the NNPC Depot Damboa Road.

    Mohammed Kanar, spokesman for Nigeria Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said: “Two suicide bombers riding in motorised rickshaws this morning detonated their explosives 10 minutes apart, with one of them targeting the Bakassi IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp on the outskirts of the city.”

    NEMA also posted on its Twitter handle that “Nine persons lost their lives with twenty-four persons injured and evacuated to various hospitals.”

    Spokesperson of NEMA, in Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed that rescue and health workers have moved to the scenes for evacuation of wounded victims while the bodies of the dead have been deposited in the mortuary.

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