BORNO: 8 killed in 5 suicide attacks

The spokesman of the Borno Police Command,  Mr Victor Esuku, on Monday disclosed that eight people died in five separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Sunday night.

According to the statement released by the police, five suicide bombers, a Civilian JTF and two others died in the separate attacks at Garki Muna village and Kaleri area of Gwange.

“At about 2020hrs of yesterday 8/1/2017, three male suicide bombers shot sporadically and attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri via Garki Muna village close to a military checkpoint.

“The IED strapped to their bodies exploded killing all of them, and a civilian JTF. Two Ak47 rifles were recovered , while one was completely destroyed as a result of the explosion.

“Then about 2230hrs same date, there were two suicide bombers attacks at Kaleri area of Gwange. Four persons including two female suicide bombers died in the explosion.

“Both scenes were swept and rendered safe for public access by personnel from EOD, FSARS and patrol teams of the command at the wee hours of today.

“Normalcy has since returned to these areas”



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