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16 Dead As 5 Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

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16 Dead As 5 Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri

16 Dead As 5 Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri


Five suicide bombers attacked Dalori, a surburb in Maiduguri yesterday killing 13 people. Others said the death toll is about 16 people.

The Spokesperson of the Borno State Police Command Victor Isuku, confirmed that the attack took place on Sunday at around 08:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) in Kofa community, around 8 km (5 miles) from the state capital Maiduguri.

A soldier, who was among those that visited the site shortly after the blasts occurred, informed journalists on condition of anonymity that “about 8 persons were dead and over 30 people got injured.”

The casualty figures have, however, not been officially confirmed.

The blasts came few hours after an unconfirmed report filtered into the town that soldiers ran into a Boko Haram ambush along Damboa-Maiduguri road during which three of them were feared dead.

The military has not issued any statement on the reported ambush.

The Boko Haram insurgency has caused about 100,000 deaths since 2009 and have continued despite the insurgents losing most of the territory they once controlled to soldiers.

On June 7, the Boko Haram attacked Jiddari Polo in Maiduguri making residents flee their homes and taking refuge from another neighbouring village.


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