Female Suicide bombers’ Kill Eights in Maiduguri

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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-29)

About eight people have been reportedly killed in Maiduguri after two suicide bombers launched explosion which rocked the town on Saturday morning.

Despite the Federal Government claims that insurgency in north part of the country has been brought to total control, it was learnt that a woman, suspected to be a member of the Boko Haram, was said to have blew herself up in the first attack, after which another girl lunched the second explosion.

Confirming the attack, Nigerian Army through a released statement after the explosion, it said that in one attack a woman blew herself up in front of  Bakassi camp for displaced persons on Maiduguri’s outskirts, killing five men and wounding 11 women.
It said, at about the same time another female suicide bomber blew herself up while trying to enter a fuel depot of state oil firm NNPC, killing three persons.

Although, there was no immediate claim of responsibility, but it was gathered that attacks bore hallmarks of Boko Haram which is reported to be responsible for killing of thousands people and displacing of more than 2 million people.

Witnesses narrated that they  saw bodies being carried into ambulance by government emergency services while rescue teams and security surrounded the scene areas.
Boko Haram controlled a swathe of land around the size of Belgium at the start of 2015, but Nigeria’s army, aided by troops from neighboring countries, has recaptured most of the territory.
The group still stages suicide bombings in the northeast, as well as in neighboring Niger and Cameroon.

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