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Bomb Explosions Kill 12 in Borno


No fewer than 12 people have reportedly killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomb exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The explosion was said to have occurred at about 5:05 p.m.
The state Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, said a male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a crowded market killing himself and 10 other persons.
“One other suicide bomber out of panic detonated explosive and blew himself alone into pieces,” he said.
The police said at least 12 persons were killed and 48 others injured in the attack.
Chukwu said the wounded persons were evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
The police commissioner called on the people to be vigilant and report suspicious persons in their communities to security agencies.
“People should be vigilant because Boko Haram insurgents have not surrendered,” he warned.
The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said a in a statement, that: “Emergency Response Team (ERT) from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross have responded to a suicide bombing incident which occurred around Muna Garage along Mafa Dikwa road in Maiduguri Borno state.
“The Team has responded to 65 injured people who were given first aid and transported to hospitals while 10 others lost their lives.
“Preliminary reports indicate that four female suicide bombers were responsible for the blast,” he said.
Wednesday’s attack is the first suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri in 2018.

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