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Police Confirm Six Deaths In Maiduguri Multiple Explosions


SAN FRANCISCO, November 18, (THEWILL) – The Borno state Police Command on Friday confirmed the death of six persons in two more explosions after a separate suspected suicide bombing in Maiduguri, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Damian Chukwu, who made the confirmation to newsmen, said, “Aside from the explosion near a mobile police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.

“In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosive after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” he added.

Chukwu said that another suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosive on the same road few meters away killing himself and two local vigilantes called Civilian JTF.

According to him, “In all, we recorded six deaths, comprising four suspected bombers and two vigilantes.

“This is about the sixth or seventh suspected suicide attack in the last couple of days, the police and other security agents are working hard to stop the ugly trend.”

The police chief called on residents to be more vigilant and report any form of suspicious movement of persons around their locality.

Three blasts occurred in three different locations in Maiduguri on Friday morning. The third blast happened few meters from the city's entrance gate, where security personnel mounted a check post. Two operatives of the Civilian-JTF were killed alongside the suicide bomber.