Eight people have been confirmed dead after multiple suicide blasts hit Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday, police said.
Scene of a bomb blast
We reported earlier today that some suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, Borno state capital last night near a popular motor park called Gariki near Muna Park, and other different locations late on Sunday, leaving several people dead.
According to Premium Times, the Police have confirmed that no fewer than Eight people have been confirmed dead in the multiple suicide explosions as one of those killed was an operative of the Civilian-JTF, while five were suicide bombers.
While speaking in a statement on Monday morning, the police spokesperson, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent, said that there were two separate attacks that occurred between 8.20 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
He added that the first attack was carried out by three males, while the second was an explosion caused by two female suicide bombers.
“At about 2020hrs (10.20pm) of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint,” said the spokesperson.
“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them, and a Civilian-JTF. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered, while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.
“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attack at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion. Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today. Normalcy has since returned to these areas,” police said.
A leader of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello, said, “The situation has been put under (control) since last night. They were two suicide bombers, who came around Muna, one of them detonated his self; but no one except him was killed. But the second one was shot dead and the explosives on him later detonated”.