Multiple Blasts Hit Borno State, 6 People Killed
Borno State, North-East Nigeria, was the theatre of violence yet again as four female suicide bombers in the wee hours of Wednesday detonated explosive devices at Usmanti along Muna Garage axis, near the capital Maiduguri.
No fewer than six people were killed as a result of the explosion while about 16 sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-East zone, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said the bodies have been evacuated and the injured taken to a medical facility where they’re being administered first aid, Vanguard writes.
“Rescue and health workers had immediately moved to scene after the alert. The victims have been transported to the state specialist hospital and university teaching hospital in Maiduguri,” Abdulkadir said.
Another security operative who declined to have his name in print, said one of the bombs went off several yards away from a security installment.
He said: “One of the suicide bombers detonated the explosive device close to a security facility in the area.”
The latest blast in Borno is indicative of a worrying new strategy where the insurgents carry out their nefarious activities in the dead of the night.
After the attack during the early morning prayer (Alfijir) at the University of Maiduguri that killed four professors and many more, there have been similar strikes by suspected terrorists when the town is asleep.
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