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Suicide Bombers Kill 7 in Borno


Three suicide bombers, who succeeded in attacking Ummarari Village in Jere Local Government of Borno State, killed a mother and her two children, Saturday night.
A member of Civilian JTF was also said to have been killed in the attack.
The attack, which was said to have occurred on Saturday night after the late evening Muslim prayers also left eight injured
It was gathered that the bombers included an adult and two teenagers.
The spokesperson of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed that bodies of the dead and the injured had been evacuated.
Abdulkadir said: “The casualties were evacuated to Borno State specialist hospital by the NEMA ERT and SEMA. The remains of the three suicide bombers were also deposited at the mortuary of the hospital.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army said a suspected Boko Haram member, Makinta Ibrahim, 45 years old and a native of Yaro Grematalti in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, who pretended to be deaf and dumb, has been arrested.
His arrest is coming a week after arrest of another ‘deaf and dumb’ suspect, who was in possession of eight mobile phones and a transistor radio.
The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Capital Army, Brig-General Sani Usman, said the military is still trying to find out from him how he came about the phones and the radio.
The latest arrest, Ibrahim, was confirmed to be a major supplier of petrol and other logistic items to Boko Haram, he said.
He said “both of the suspect are being further investigated.”
“The troops have arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist whose name, age and origin could not be ascertained for now as he pretends to be deaf and dumb”, he said.
“However, he was found to be in possession of 8 functioning mobile telephone sets, a bunch of keys, two passport photographs, two amulet charms and a transistor radio.”
Usman said the second suspect,
He noted that Army authorities are battling to get information from the arrested Boko Haram suspects despite claiming to be deaf and dumb.
He said the suspects are currently being investigated.

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