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Suicide Bomb Explosion Kills 12 In Maiduguri Market

Suicide Bomb Explosion Kills 12 In Maiduguri Market

At least 12 people were killed and 48 injured on Wednesday in a suicide bomb explosion around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

According to a spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the explosion occurred at about 5:05 p.m.

“Emergency Response Team (ERT) from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross has responded to a suicide bombing incident which occurred around Muna Garage along Mafa Dikwa road in Maiduguri Borno state.

“The Team has responded to 65 injured people who were given first aid and transported to hospitals while 10 others lost their lives.

The Commissioner of Police in Borno state, Damian Chukwu, said a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a crowded market killing himself and 10 other persons.

“One other suicide bomber out of panic detonated explosive and blew himself alone into pieces,” he said. Chukwu disclosed that the corpses and the wounded persons were evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Chukwu called on the people to be vigilant and report suspicious persons in their communities to security agencies. “People should be vigilant because Boko Haram insurgents have not surrendered,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the state government has reviewed the curfew in the metropolis to be observed between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.The curfew is to enable the military to complete the ongoing clearance operation against remnants of the insurgents.

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January 18th, 2018

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