Eight persons left dead in Maiduguri bomb blast

Eight lives were lost and several left injured as multiple suicide bomb blasts exploded at the camp of IDPs who have fled Boko Haram insurgents near Maiduguri, Borno State early Wednesday.

The Northeast information officer of the Agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, in a statement said the attacks were simultaneously executed at about 4 am.

He said, “Series of bomb blast have occurred in three locations around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri metropolis. The incidents occurred at about 4 am.

“The first location is Muna Kumbori an unofficial host community camp housing 199 internally displaced persons attacked by three suicide bombers which led to the death of two persons.

“The second location is Muna Dagalti which was attacked by a suicide bomber killing another person.

“The third location is Muna Bulaya attacked by a suicide bomber who was the only casualty.”

Ibrahim said that five suicide bombers, all males, carried out the attacks

He said, “A total of five suicide bombers all male adults were involved in the incidents killing three persons. 20 people with various degrees of injuries were administered with first aid by Emergency response team and transported to the State Specialist Hospital while the remains of the dead have been deposited in the mortuary.”

Also confirming the incident to journalists at the scene of the attacks, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damien Chukwu said three suicide bombers killed four other persons in attacks that left 18 persons injured.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper)