BORNO: 17 people killed in 5 suicide bombings

BORNO: 17 people killed in 5 suicide bombings

Scores feared dead as multiple explosions hit a hospital in Maiduguri

Tragedy struck in the Kofa Community of Maiduguri metropolis when multiple bomb attacks claimed the lives of no less than 17 people including two female suicide bombers.

Confirming the incident in a press statement, Victor Isuku, the Police Public Relations Officer, on Monday said, “yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road. The first suicide bomber, detonated near a mosque, killing seven persons.

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“The second detonated in a house killing five persons. While two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.

“A total of seventeen persons including the five suicide bombers died, while eleven persons sustained injuries and were rushed to UMTH. EOD team were mobilized to the scene and normalcy has since been restored”. Isuku stated.

Abdulkadir Ibrahim NEMA’s northeast region spokesman said two female suicide bombers tried to get into the camp but were but their attempt was foiled by eagle eyed security operatives; “Two other female suicide bombers also detonated their explosives at the adjoining Dalori Kofa village, where they killed 16 people,” he added in a statement.



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