Police Confirms 18 Death Casualties, 24 Injured in Maiduguri’s Multiple Attacks

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By Augustine Osayande

The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Police on Thursday said 18 persons, including three suicide bombers were killed and 24 others injured on Wednesday night in multiple suicide attacks in parts of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Damian Chukwu, disclosed this at a press briefing in Maiduguri. He said the attacks were carried out by three female suicide bombers. “There were multiple suicide bomb attacks by suspected Boko Haram terrorists as three female suicide bomber detonated IEDs strapped on their bodies.

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The first explosion occurred at about 1835hrs in a mosque at Goni Kachallari village, Jere Local Government Area, in the outskirts of Maiduguri. The bomber blew herself up when Muslim faithfuls were coming out from the mosque. The bomber and six others died, while 18 others wounded” Chukwu said

He added that the second incident happened at about 2120 hrs when another female bomber stormed the premises of Chad Basic Development Authority, Maiduguri and detonated IED on her body. The police boss said the bomber and three others died. “The third bomber blew herself up across the road outside the Chad Basic Development Authority, killing herself and one other. Police Explosive Ordinance Device teams were promptly dispatched to the scenes to sanitize and render the area safe” Chukwu added

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The commissioner urged members of the public to support military and security personnel with information that could help put an end to the insurgency.

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