At least eighteen persons have been reportedly killed in multiple suicide attacks at a community within the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, yesterday, Wednesday, November 15.
Twenty-nine persons were also said to have been injured in the attacks allegedly carried out by four suicide bombers consisting of two males and two females all members of the dreaded Boko Haram Islamic terrorist group.
The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police, Borno State Command, DSP Victor Isuku, while confirming the incident stated as follows –
“Today 15/11/2017, at about 1813hrs, four suicide bombers, two males and two females, infiltrated Muna Gari community in konduga local government area, and detonated IED strapped to their bodies at different locations.
The first explosion occurred at a prayer ground, while the other explosions occurred thereafter, all within the community.
A total of eighteen persons including the four suicide bombers, died in the multiple explosions. While twenty nine others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and State Specialist Hospital for medical attention.
Police patrol /EOD teams promptly mobilized to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe…
Normalcy has been restored to the community.”