Killed, 48 Injured In Maiduguri Market Attack

Henrietta Strickland
January 18, 2018

Two bombers struck a market in the Muna Garage area on the outskirts of Maiduguri late on Wednesday afternoon, the SEMA officials said.

Management Agency (NEMA), Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and Red Cross responded to the incident where they reported extensive damage.

According to a statement issued by the information officer of NEMA North East Zone, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the injured victims were given first aid treatment and transported to the hospitals. "Preliminary reports indicate that four female suicide bombers were responsible for the blast.The incident occurred at about 17.05 this (Wednesday) evening".

At least 12 people have been killed and 48 injured in twin explosions in northeastern Maidguri city, police said.

Chukwu also disclosed that the corpses and the wounded persons have been evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Killed, 48 Injured In Maiduguri Market Attack
Killed, 48 Injured In Maiduguri Market Attack

"One other suicide bomber out of panic detonated explosive and blew himself alone into pieces", he said.

The Commissioner called on the people to be vigilant and report suspicious persons in their communities to security agencies.

The attacks occurred close to a camp of the Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri, Ibrahim said.

Boko Haram is blamed for the death of over 20,000 people and displacement of millions of local people since 2009.

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