The troubled north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State boiled again when multiple suicide bomb blasts claimed the lives of no less than eight people and injured 20 others who are currently receiving medical attention.
Reports say the multiple suicide bomb attacks occurred at the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of the city when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at an unofficial camp for displaced people, while a third bomber was killed by his explosive device before he could reach his target.
The number of casualties arising from the suicide bomb blast was confirmed by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency even as AbdulKadir Ibrahim, the Northeast information officer of the agency, in a statement after the incident said the attacks were simultaneously executed.
“Series of bomb blast have occurred in three locations around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis. The incidents occurred at about 4 am,’’ he said.
Continuing, he added that; “The first location is Muna Kumbori an unofficial host community camp housing 199 internally displaced persons attacked by three suicide bombers which led to the death of two persons.
“The second location is Muna Dagalti which was attacked by a suicide bomber killing another person.
“The third location is Muna Bulaya attacked by a suicide bomber who was the only casualty.”
The Northeast information officer of NEMA also informed that the suicide bombers who carried out the attack were all males.
“A total of five suicide bombers all male adults were involved in the incidents killing three persons. 20 people with various degrees of injuries were administered with first aid by Emergency response team and transported to the State Specialist Hospital while the remains of the dead have been deposited in the mortuary.”
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