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Multiple suicide bomb attacks kill 16, injure 13 in Maiduguri

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BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI

At least six people were killed including the suicide bombers, while 13 others were injured, as multiple bomb blasts rocked the University of Maiduguri and Zannari ward of Maiduguri metropolis.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in his office in Maiduguri, the Borno State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Damian Chukwu said “a male suicide bomber gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri and detonated PBIED on his body near the Rapid Response Services Office building.The suicide bomber died while three University security personnel on duty were injured.One of the injured security personnel, a female (whose identity was given as Becky Edubi), later died while being attended to at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital”.
He said “also at about 2230hrs same night, four female suicide bombers infiltrated Zannari community in Gwange general area of Jere LGA. Two of the suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies in two residential buildings.The bombers died killing eight other persons while eleven others were injured.
The CP further stated that the third bomber detonated killing himself alone, while the fourth female suicide bomber, identity not known, who was arrested also died the same night as a result of injuries she sustained.
“Yet in another development, Monday, at about 0408hrs, two female suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies within the premises of University of Maiduguri.
One detonated close to the Entrepreneurship and Skills Acquisition Centre Complex killing herself with no other casualty. The other suicide bomber detonated behind Works Department complex also killing herself with no other casualty,” the Police boss added.
He said both the dead and injured persons  were evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, while the injured are responding to treatment.
Mr. Chukwu said normalcy has since been restored to the areas, as the EOD team were deployed to the various locations and rendered them safe and called on the general public to always be vigilant and report any suspicious objects and movements to the security agencies nearest to them.

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