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Boko Haram: 16 killed, 18 injured in suicide bomb attack in Borno



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No fewer than 16 persons have been confirmed dead while 18 injured during suicide attacks which occurred in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday night by insurgents.

Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident to DailyPost, said that those injured have been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where they were currently receiving medical attention.

According to the Commissioner, a male suicide bomber detonated IED strapped on him at Muna Garage killing himself and thirteen persons, as well as injuring five others.

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Similarly, he said at Muna Dalti, two female suicide bombers detonated same killing themselves and injured thirteen others.

“The injured have been conveyed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for treatment and corpses have also been evacuated.

“The Police EOD unit and other Police teams deployed to sanitize scene and environs have since been active in the area this also ensure normalcy return.

“In all, sixteen persons were killed while eighteen were injured in the three explosions,” Mr. Chukwu said.

Source: Naija News

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