Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Three Suicide Bombers Hit Maiduguri, North-East Nigeria

Maiduguri (Nigeria) - Three suicide bombers thought to be Boko Haram militants yesterday (Tuesday), at about 1910 GMT, detonated explosive devices in Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital killing about seven people, including the three terrorists while eleven people sustained varying degrees of injury, according to a military spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

The "huge explosions" happened in the Ajilari Cross area of the city, which has been targeted by similar attacks twice in the last month, including on September 20 when at least 117 were killed. The explosions happened three minutes apart in the Ajilari section of the Maiduguri metropolis.

One Sheriff Ahmad described seeing body parts on his house, while Hafsat Sani, a nurse at the nearby Umaru Shehu Hospital, said: "There are many houses around the area and the blasts have affected many of them."

The hospital quickly began receiving the injured while police, soldiers, the Red Cross and officials from Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were mobilised, he said.

On October 1, at least 10 people were killed and 39 injured when four suicide bombers blew themselves up in a wave of attacks in Ajilari Cross, which is near Maidugiri airport and a military base.

Culled from: Yahoo News, Sahara Reporters

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