Eight Killed in Several Suicide Attacks in Borno

Eight people have been confirmed killed in multiple suicide attack that shook Borno Sunday night.
Borno State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, a deputy superintendent, said in a statement on Monday morning that there were two separate attacks that occurred between 8.20 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
Mr. Isuku said 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.
It was earlier reported that two Boko Haram suicide bombers, who also attempted to attack a community in Borno State Sunday night have been killed.
While one of the suicide bombers detonated his device at Gariki near Muna Park, the second attacker was shot dead by soldiers before his explosive device went off.
Police and officials of the Civilian-JTF confirmed the blasts.
Isuku, wrote on WhatsApp that “preliminary information available is that the explosion occurred at Gariki Muna, which I understand is at the outskirts of town. But details will follow soonest”.
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”.
Muna Garage has since October, 2016 been attacked seven times by Boko Haram suicide bombers, who succeeded in killing some residents.
The park, mostly used by haulage trucks and by travelers heading for the border areas, is located along the Maiduguri-Gamboru-Ngala Road.

Author: News Editor

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