19 persons have been confirmed dead by the Borno State Police Command in the Tuesday deadly suicide bombing in Maiduguri, while briefing newsmen in. Maiduguri, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu said the attacks, which occurred late on Tuesday.
The lives of 12 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members and seven mourners, who had gathered to symphathise with families of those killed in the earlier attacks,at least 23 others sustained injuries. The commissioner, who had since visited the scenes of the attacks, said that four female suicide bombers attacked Moloi, Judumeri and Polo-Sabongari areas of Maiduguri.
“The suicide bomber detonated an improvised explosive device, blew up herself and killed the mourners,” he said. “About 12 CJTF members and seven civilians were killed in the separate attacks. The attacks occurred between 10 p.m. and 10.30 p.m. on the outskirts of the metropolis.”
He said the attackers targeted a CJTF check point and detonated their explosives, killing seven of the taskforce members. Another suicide bomber denoted an explosive strapped to her body when she was intercepted by a CJTF member, killing herself and the CJTF member.
Source: ( Linda Ikeji )