Eight Confirmed Dead In Maiduguri Suicide Attack
The Police have confirmed that five suicide attacks hit Maiduguri, Borno State on SUnday, and has led to the death of eight people.
One of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers.
The attacks are suspected to have been led by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent, said in a statement on Monday morning that there were two separate attacks that occurred between 8.20 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
Mr. Isuku said the first attack was carried out by three males, while the second was an explosion caused by two female suicide bombers.
At about 10.20pm yesterday (8/1/2017), three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint.
The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them, and a Civilian-JTF.
Then about 10:30pm same date, there were two suicide bombers attack at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion. Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today. Normalcy has since returned to these areas.