The killers are at it again. At least 11 persons were killed as suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night, witnesses and security sources said.
Nine suicide bombers were among the dead, they said.
Multiple explosions echoed across the city at about 11pm Thursday night as three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts near Muna Garage, a popular bus station that has suffered many of such attacks in recent times.
The explosions killed two residents, witnesses said. But police said only the suicide bombers were killed in the attack.
Several commercial vehicles that were on queue for a trip to the border areas the next day were also razed in the explosion.
A witness, who identified himself as Ayuba Ibrahim, told journalists that 7 Civilian-JTF operatives were injured, while all the suicide bombers died.
“Most of the trucks that were loaded with goods for export to Chad and the border communities were destroyed and commodities worth millions of naira may have been destroyed,” said Mr. Ibrahim, a businessman from Taraba State.
Civilian-JTF operatives said few hours after the Muna explosions, soldiers at Muna Dalti, a location about 1 kilometre away from the first explosion, shot six suicide bombers who were attempting to sneak into town at about 2am.
Some Boko Haram gunmen who were riding on motorcycles accompanied the six suicide bombers, they said. The Borno State police command confirmed the Muna Garage attack.