Police confirm six dead in Maiduguri suicide bombing

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Mr. Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police, has confirmed to newsmen in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday.


He said, “side from the explosion near a mobile Police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.

“In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu said.

He said that another suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives on the same road a few meters away, killing himself and two local vigilantes called Civilian JTF.

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”In all, we recorded six deaths, comprising four suspected bombers and two vigilantes.

“This is about the sixth or seventh suspected suicide attack in the last couple of days. The Police and other security agents are working hard to stop the ugly trend,” Chukwu said.

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