Home / News / Security / 4 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombings – Police

4 killed in Maiduguri suicide bombings – Police

Spread the love

By Sadiq Abubakar


Borno state police command says four people were killed yesterday morning multiple suicide attacks near the state capital, Maiduguri.
A spokesman, DSP Victor Isukwu, said in a statement that four teenage girls believed to have been primed by Boko Haram to carry out the attack, did not make it into Maiduguri as they were all killed by their own explosives.
It added that eight persons, comprising fleeing farmers and an operative of Civilian-JTF, were injured by one of the explosives during a screening exercise.
“Today, 7/11/2017 at about 0820, four female suicide bombers attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri Township through a farmland behind the parapet in London Sudan of kaleri area, Jere LGA.
“On sighting the joint security personnel deployed along the parapet, the first bomber hurriedly detonated her suicide vest killing herself and a second suicide bomber in the farmland,” the statement read in part.
Continuing, it read: “As a result of the explosion, farmers who were running back to town were stopped and screened at the entry point through the parapet by security personnel. In the process, a third female bomber sneaked into the group of persons being screened and detonated her suicide vest, killing herself alone while eight others, including a member of civilian JTF, sustained various degrees of injuries.
“In the ensuing stampede, a fourth suicide bomber was sighted by vigilant security personnel while trying to cross the parapet, and was gunned down. Her unexploded suicide vest and that of the second suicide bomber were rendered safe, and the area sanitised by police EOD team who were mobilised to the scene.
“The injured were evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital and are responding to treatment, while normalcy has since been restored to the area.”

Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Check Also

gunmen - Gunmen kill 41 in Zamfara

Gunmen kill 41 in Zamfara

Spread the loveTweetGusau No fewer than 41 people were yesterday reportedly killed by yet to be identified gunmen at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. A resident of the area, identified as Bello Muhammad Zurmi in a telephone conversation, told Blueprint that, around 5:00 pm yesterday, the gunmen ambushed a Cantar truck conveying over 20 people and slaughtered the passengers and burnt them inside the truck. He said, the bandits besieged Birane market and began shooting sporadically at innocent people who were busy doing their business, killing many people on the spot. He said, already, the security operatives comprising mobile police and men of the Nigerian Army have been deployed to the area to protect lives and properties of the entire people of the area while the remains of those who lost their lives have been buried according to Islamic rites. When contacted, the state police public relations officer, DSP Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident, saying it followed an earlier attack on the bandits by the local hunters of the area, who tried to stop them from their intention to attack the communities. “When the community received message by the bandits that they will soon attack ...