More people have been confirmed dead as a result of the multiple suicide bombings that took place in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday.
Commissioner of Police in the State, Clement Adado told journalists that 54 people were killed, but sources and hospital mortuary attendance, Sunday, revealed that more than 90 people were confirmed dead, as over 50 people, including the female suicide bomber, were killed in the fish market which was the first target of the attacks.
It was also a bloody weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital as unknown gunmen shot dead 11 people at different locations. Six of the victims were killed on Worlu Street in D Line close to Oroworoku community when the assailants stormed a spot near a mechanic workshop at about 7.15 pm demanding to see the owner of a vehicle parked outside.
It could not be confirmed if they saw the person they were looking for but the assailants, numbering about four, suddenly dashed to their vehicle, pulled out their rifles and started shooting indiscriminately at those they saw.
Eye witnesses said six persons died on the spot.
A source at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital revealed that most of the injured ones brought to the hospital with serious injuries did not survive as they died while receiving treatment Sunday morning.
Sources at the Borno express motor park revealed that the male suicide bomber who was in his early 20s attempted to enter the mosque at the BOC motor dealers section, but when he was accosted by someone that it was not yet time for prayer, he quickly turned back to attract dealers as he pretended to be a customer after which he detonated the explosives, killing four dealers and other customers nearby.
On Igbukwu Street area of Port Harcourt on Saturday, some suspected cultists fired gunshots indiscriminately for several hours. It was not clear what their intention was.
Unconfirmed report said one person died during the incident while the Police later moved in to restore normalcy.
It was also gathered that another four persons were shot dead that same Saturday at the Eastern Bye-pass area of the state capital, raising the number of those shot dead to 11 on Saturday.