Eight people died on Sunday night in two separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital; as reported by the Borno state police command.
It was reported that five suicide bombers had attacked the Garki Muna village and Kaleri area of Gwange; the attack led to the death of a Civilian JTF and two others.
In a statement released by the Borno state command’s spokesman, Mr Victor Esuku, three male suicide bombers lost their lives at Garki Muna village when they tried to make their way into the State capital. One member of the civilian JTF died during the attack.
We reported yesterday that two female suicide bombers hugged their victims before detonating their bombs – the suicide bombers had died alongside two civilians in two separate attacks in Kaleri.
An quote from the statement reads: “At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint.
“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them,and a civilian JTF. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered , while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.
“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attacks at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion.
“Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today.
“Normalcy has since returned to these areas,” the statement reads.