An unidentified suicide bomber has struck a military post at Muna Motor Park in Maiduguri, killing six people in the process.
Reports say 16 other persons were injured in the explosion including four policemen in an incident which was confirmed by Engr Ahmed Satomi, Chairman Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
According to Engr. Satomi, one of the two suicide bombers approached a police patrol vehicle parked along the road and detonated an improvised explosive device attached to his body, killing himself and two nearby civilians.
“One of the suicide bombers approached the police patrol vehicle and detonated explosive devices on her body. Four policemen were injured and immediately evacuated to the hospital,” Satomi revealed.
He also revealed that the second suicide bomber was killed after he attempted to grab a staff of SEMA who was engaged in the rescue operation and evacuation of victims of the earlier explosion.
Satomi said the SEMA staff on sensing the danger, ran in another direction after sensing danger even as the bomber too fled the scene. “The suicide bomber was later gunned down after a hot chase by the military troops in the area,” he added.
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