18 people killed, 29 others injured as suicide bombers attack Maiduguri

Two suicide bombers have attacked a crowded surburb of Maiduguri, Borno, on Wednesday, leaving 18 people dead and 29 others injured, Police reports.

Highlights: The spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force in Borno, Victor Isukwu said the attacks were carried out by four suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers.

He said the suicide bombers – two male and two female – targeted some crowded locations of Muna Gari, a suburb of Maiduguri that falls under Konduga Local Government Area.

Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in Konduga LGA, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different location,” Mr. Isukwu, a deputy superintendent of police, said.

The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.

A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions. While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to university of Maiduguri teaching hospital/State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

He added that police patrol and explosive teams were promptly mobilised to the scene of the attacks to ensure the place was sanitised and rendered safe.

Normalcy has been restored to the community”, he said.

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