Three suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri — NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of three suicide bombers at Muna area of Maiduguri who had attempted to infiltrate the town on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four powerful explosions occurred between 9.00 and 9.30 p.m,, sending terrifying echoes to many parts of the town.

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NEMA’s North-east Zonal Coordinator, Bashir Garga, who confirmed the incident, said that the blast occurred outside the town.

Mr Garga disclosed that the suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies behind the security trench at Muna Garage area in the outskirts of Maiduguri.

He said that terrifying echoes by the explosions caused some residents of the area to flee which made them to sustain injuries.

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Mr Garga added that the wounded were referred to hospital for treatment in Maiduguri.

“Details on the incident is still sketchy. It occurred behind the trenches and only the suicide bombers were killed,” he said, adding that normalcy has been restored to the area.

Muna garage is prone to suicide bomb attacks prompting the military to impose a dusk to dawn curfew to secure the area.

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