12 Killed, 48 Injured In Maiduguri Market Attack

Blessing Tunoh  
Updated January 17, 2018

12 Feared Killed As Suicide Bombers Attack Maiduguri Market

At least 12 people were feared killed on Wednesday as two suicide bombers attacked a market in Muna Garage in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The Civilian JTF operating in the area confirmed the incident to Channels Television, saying 48 persons were injured during the attack.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, who was at the scene, also confirmed the death of 12 persons, including the two male bombers who carried out the attack.

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and that of the Red Cross Society have arrived at the scene.

According to a statement issued by the information officer of NEMA North East Zone, Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the injured victims were given first aid treatment and transported to the hospitals.