Fresh suicide attacks kill 15, injure 18 in Maiduguri

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Borno State Police Commissioner Mr. Damian Chukwu has confirmed the killing of 16 people in a fresh multiple suicide explosions in Maiduguri.

The suicide attack was said to have occurred on Sunday night at the Muna Garage, a notorious suburb at the outskirts of Maiduguri highly vulnerable to Boko Haram attacks in the recent past, while another attack was carried out at Mauna Dalti, an unregistered IDP camp.

In a text message to our correspondent, the Borno State Police Commissioner disclosed that, the first suicide attack was carried out by a male suicide bomber at Muna Garage who strapped his body with Improvised Explosives Device(IED) killing himself and thirteen others with five people injured.

At the Muna Dalti Garage, the CP informed that the heinous act was executed by two female bombers who killed themselves after detonating their body strapped IED injuring thirteen people.

Mr. Damian Chukwu also explained that the injured persons have been evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). He added that all the dead bodies have been evacuated, while the police EOD team has been deployed to sanitize the area and render it safe.

The Borno State Police Commissioner has also assured citizens of their safety, just as he disclosed that the command is monitoring the security situation in the state with his men deployed on intelligence surveillance.

In another development, CP Chukwu has also disclosed that his command intend to open more of their divisions hitherto closed following successful military operations in those areas.

He added that a feasibility study has already been carried out in Kukawa Local Government to reopen the division to pave way for the restoration of civil authority in the area, stressing that, the mission carried out in the area was hitch-free.

 

TN


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