Female suicide bombers attack Maiduguri on Independence Day anniversary
Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday used multiple female suicide bombers wreak havoc in the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
According to reports, the female bombers sneaked into Sageri, Ajilari and other communities on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital on Thursday evenning and detonated bombs which left scores dead and many injured.
Thursday was Nigeria’s 55th Independence anniversary celebration.
Ajilari ward, which is on outskirt of Maiduguri, had two days to Sallah, witnessed a suicide bomb attack which left over 100 people dead with 97 seriously injured.
The multiple explosions in Sageri and Ajilari occurred simultaneously at about 7:30p.m., after which men of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army, responded with their artillery fire power, Vanguard reports.
A source close to the scene at Sageri told Vanguard that the female suicide bombers who sneaked into the area on tricycles, detonated their explosives at a popular public gathering near at tea seller joint (Mai Shai).
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