[UPDATE] One Killed, 13 Injured As Suicide Bombers Hit Borno Community

Cholera Outbreak Kills Three Persons In Borno

 

One person was killed and 13 others injured when suicide bombers struck a village on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Friday.

The Borno State Police Command said four female suicide bombers were involved in the attack which occurred around 9:49 pm.

All four attackers infiltrated Muna Zawiya village in Mafa Local Government before detonating their explosives, killing themselves and one person – a female, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Edet Okon, said in a statement.

“Thirteen persons were injured and were taken to a hospital where they are responding to treatment,” Okon added.

After the attack, policemen including members of Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, and Explosives Ordinances Disposal specialists were dispatched to the area to bring the situation under control.

Okon said normalcy has returned to the area and that adequate security arrangements have been made to ensure hitch-free Easter celebrations.

Friday’s explosion occurred at a time when residents in the area where indoors due to the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the area because of the frequent suicide attacks in the area.

The suicide blasts were heard in parts of Maiduguri were a curfew starts at 10 pm and lasts till dawn.

A frequent target for the suicide bombers in the area is Muna Garage, which is home to many people displaced by the violence.

In January, at least 12 people were killed and 48 others injured at the garage when two suicide bombers attacked it.

 

Explosions Rock Muna Garage In Maiduguri

Cholera Outbreak Kills Three Persons In Borno

 

Explosions believed to have been set off by suicide bombers have rocked the Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Four explosions, the first which went off around 9 pm, have been heard in the area.

Details about the explosion are still sketchy but unconfirmed reports claim the explosion was the result of an attack by four suicide bombers that infiltrated the area.

The military is currently combing the area to restore order.

Residents of the area are indoors owing to the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Muna Garage because of the frequent suicide attacks in the area.

The curfew in other parts of Maiduguri starts at 10 pm.

More to follow…

Troops Foil Attack By Three Suicide Bombers In Maiduguri

Corpses of the suicide bomber being evacuated by NEMA/BOSEMA teams

Troops of the Nigerian Army have prevented another attack by suicide bombers in Maiduguri.

Three teenage female suicide bombers had attempted to attack military outpost popularly known as “Gontanamo” along Muna garage, Maiduguri around 10:05pm on Wednesday.

They were sighted, however, trying to gain access to the premises and were shot by the security operatives leading to the detonation of their concealed explosives, which killed all three of them and injured one of the security personnel.

The Information Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency in the North East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, confirmed the attack in a statement.

The corpses were evacuated to Borno state Specialist Hospital by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) Emergency Response teams, the statement added.

 

Villagers “Catch” Third Suicide Bomber Near UNIMAID

Villagers "Catch" Suicide Bomber Near UNIMAIDThe Borno State Police Command says a third suicide bomber was caught by villagers while trying to make her way towards the University of Maiduguri.

This is according to the Borno State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Victor Isuku in a statement released to journalists.

According to Isuku, “At about 0800hrs a third female suicide bomber of about 12yrs with IED strapped to her body, was intercepted at Bara Karaya village behind University of Maiduguri, in Muna Garage general area.”

The suicide bomber was sighted by villagers who promptly alerted the military, the statement said.

The statement said she was gunned down, while EOD personnel of the Borno State Police Command secured and rendered safe the unexploded IED vest.

Four people, including a professor of Veterinary Medicine identified as Aliyu Mani, were killed in a suicide attack that occurred on Monday morning at the University of Maiduguri.

Survivors say the attack was carried out by a seven-year-old boy who detonated his bomb while Muslim worshippers were praying at the junior staff quarters mosque.

 

Bomb Explodes In Muna Garage, Maiduguri

Bomb Explodes In Muna Garage, MaiduguriA blast has occurred at Muna garage, a satellite community in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

Residents of the community woke up on Wednesday morning to a loud bang which turned out to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), leaving many injured.

Rescue officials are still evacuating bodies of the injured and the casualty figure is yet to be ascertained.

The incidence occurred few meters to an unofficial Internally Displaced People’s camp, housing 16,000 people.

Security operatives have cordoned off the area, while other residents are going on with their normal activities.