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18 feared dead, 19 injured as Boko Haram launches audacious attack on Borno

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Tragedy struck at a community in the outskirts of Maiduguri when four suicide bombers, two males and two females detonated bombs strapped to their waists killing no less than 18 people and injured 19 others.

Reports say the incident brought panic to the Borno State capital with reports suggesting that the attackers were believed to be sponsored by Boko Haram, as the attack had a similar pattern of the terrorist group.

Moments after the attack, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Victor Isuku, the spokesman of Police in a statement said: “Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga local government area, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations.

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“The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.”

Isuku added that: “A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions. While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

“Police patrol /EOD teams promptly mobilized to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Normalcy has been restored to the community.”

 

 

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