17 Killed in Multiple Suicide Attacks on Borno Village

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Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has said that 17 persons were killed in multiple suicide attacks in a Maiduguri suburb on Sunday.

The spokesman of the command, Victor Isuku, stated in a press release that five female suicide bombers besieged a settlement, Kofa in Konduga Local Government Area of the troubled state, wreaking havoc.

He said the suicide bombers were all killed with 12 other persons in the explosions that also got 11 others injured, at the settlement about eight kilometres from Maiduguri, noted as the birthplace of Boko Haram.

The statement read: “Multiple suicide bomb attacks happened 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.”

  • Jon West

    Perhaps some fleeing Igbo women did that dastardly act, according to the Northern youth and their elders. How vicious can a people be? Something is wrong with both the religion of Islam and the people of Northern Nigeria, both vicious brutes.

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