Six Reported Dead As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

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Four Dead As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

Six persons were killed in suicide attacks after about four female suicide bombers at about early morning of Wednesday detonated explosive devices at Usmanti along Muna Garage axis, Maiduguri Borno State.

Two men were also killed as a result to the explosion while about 16 injured people were administered with the first aid.

Multiple explosions echoed over Maiduguri in quick successions at about 1.15 a.m., causing sleeping residents to jump out of their beds in fear of yet another horrific attack by Boko Haram.

Confirming the incident, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the explosions were caused by four teenage suicide bombers who attacked a location in Maiduguri, called Muna garage, which has been repeatedly attacked by suicide bomber in the past six months.

The spokesperson of NEMA, Sani Datti, said in a statement that “four female teenage suicide bombers killed two other men (6 people dead) when they detonated explosives at Usmanti along muna Garage road at about 1.15 a.m.”

“16 people who got injured were administered with first aid by rescue workers before being transported to the state specialist hospital and university teaching hospital in Maiduguri Borno state”.

It is understood that the teenage girls had strapped with the explosives poached for victims.

A resident of the area, Idris Shettima, said the two males opened doors for the female teenagers when they knocked on their doors.

He said, “Immediately they opened doors to them, they detonated the explosive devices which led to their death.”



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