Five female suicide bombers have killed 12 persons in multiple attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

 

The incident which was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Nigerian police, Victor Isuku, reported that the suicide bombers attacked a community, Kofa, in the Konduga LGA, about 8 kilometers from Maiduguri.

 

The victims included the 12 killed and 11 others who were injured.

 

“Multiple suicide bomb attacks happened yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from Maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road.

“The first suicide bomber, detonated near a mosque, killing seven persons. The second detonated in a house killing five persons.

“While two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.

“A total of seventeen persons including the five suicide bombers died, while eleven persons sustained injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

“EOD team were mobilised to the scene and normalcy has since been restored,” the report stated.

 

 

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