Atleast 10 Killed In Maiduguri Independence Day Suicide Attacks In Borno

bornoThe Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sajeri area of Maiduguri in Borno.
The acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
Usman said that 39 other persons were injured in the explosion which occurred near the Ajilari railway crossing on Thursday evening.
According to the statement, security operatives and emergency management team have been mobilised to take care of the wounded persons.
“Although details of the attack are still sketchy, suffice it to state that four Boko Haram terrorists detonated their vests simultaneously.
“Three of the terrorists detonated their bombs in the same area while the fourth detonated in front of a mosque.
“It has been confirmed that 14 people have lost their lives, including the suicide bombers while 39 others were wounded”, the statement said.
Usman appealed to residents of the metropolis, especially those in the affected areas, to remain calm and continue to be vigilant as security operatives were in control of the situation.
He assured the public that Boko Haram had been decimated and therefore had no capacity to reverse the progress already made in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations. (NAN)

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