12 die as Boko Haram strikes again in Maiduguri
Damian Chukwu, the commissioner of police in Borno, 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.
“People should be vigilant because Boko Haram insurgents have not surrendered,” he warned.
The incident occurred at Alai Fadawu market of Muna Garage area on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
According to Abdulkadir Ibrahim, information officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the north-east, the bombing happened around 3 pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
In his statement, Ibrahim said an emergency response team was deployed to evacuate victims of the attack while the dead were taken to the mortuary.
“The victims were evacuated to the Maiduguri teaching Hospital and general hospital for treatment while the dead were disposed at the mortuary,”
“Details will be provided by the security agencies in due course.”
Muna Garage has recorded a series of suicide bomb attacks coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past one year.