No fewer than 4 people were killed and eleven others were injured this morning in three seperate suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri. The suicide bombers carried out their attacks at different times in three different locations in Muna.
Chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BASEMA), Mr Ahmed Satomi, disclosed this to journalists. According to him, a male bomber attacked Malakalerri area of Muna Garage in Mafa Local Government Area at about 4:18 am, killing one CJTF member and injuring five women and one CJTF member. Seven minutes later, a female bomber blew herself up near Alkomi Clinic along Gomboru-Ngala Road, Sahara Reporters report.
He also revealed that another female bomber attacked an unofficial Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Muna Ethiopia General Area, injuring five persons, who are currently receiving treatment. It is believed that the third female bomber removed the explosive device on her body, dropped it at the scene, then fled before it exploded.
“It was a sad morning for us. We lost four people, including Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members and 11others were wounded in multiple blasts in Maiduguri Bomb ,” said Mr. Satomi.
Mr. Satomi urged members of the public to support security personnel with information that could help put an end to the insurgency. He also stated that the government is working on a new approach to containing the frequency of suicide bomb attacks.