Suicide bomber hits Maiduguri

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Aftermath of a suicide attack

The Borno Police Command said on Friday that a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosive in the midst of 13 trucks along Maiduguri/ Mafa road leading to mass destruction.

The Spokesman of the command, Mr Victor Isuku , said this in a statement in Maiduguri that the bomber struck at about 2318 hours on Thursday.

“On Thursday a suicide bomber sneaked into the midst of 13 pick-up trucks loaded with goods along Maiduguri/Mafa road, said to be awaiting departure to Gamboru Ngala in the early hours of Friday.

“He detonated an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) strapped on his body,” Isuku said.

He, however, said that only the bomber was killed during the incident as the vehicles were parked empty.

“The resulting explosion razed down the parked vehicles beyond recognition.

“A police patrol team was promptly deployed to the scene to restore safety and normalcy,” the police spokesman said.

Suicide bombing has been on the increase since Sambisa forest, the last fortress of Boko Haram fell to the military and many strategies were on to curtail the menace.

On Jan. 31, a suicide bomber and a local vigilante were killed during an attempt on a Maiduguri mosque a security official has confirmed.

Borno Police spokesman, Victor Isuzu, said a male suicide bomber carried out the attack at the Dalori area of the state capital.

“The bomber killed himself and a local vigilante- the civilian JTF operative who tried to prevent him from getting close to the mosque where many faithful in the locality were observing their early morning prayers,” he said.

20 people were killed at an attack in Buraburin area of Maiduguri In Dec, 28, 2016 while another four were killed two weeks ago at a Mosque in University of Maiduguri staff quarters.

Isuzu said the area of the Monday attack had been secured and normal activities has resumed

(NAN)


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