Borno State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of 17 persons in a wave of multiple suicide attacks on Maiduguri, Sunday.
Victor Isuku, the command spokesman stated in a press release that five female suicide bombers carried out the attacks on a settlement, Kofa, in Konduga Local Government Area of the state.
He said all the bombers died in the incidents, including 12 others. He stated further that 11 others were injured.
Isuku said in the statement: “Multiple suicide bomb attacks happened yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road.
“The first suicide bomber, detonated near a mosque, killing seven persons. The second detonated in a house killing five persons.
“While two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.
“A total of seventeen persons including the five suicide bombers died, while eleven persons sustained injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“EOD team were mobilised to the scene and normalcy has since been restored,” he said.