Bomb attack: 12 confirmed dead on Maiduguri outskirts 

The Borno State police command confirmed that five Boko Haram terrorist have killed 12 persons in a multiple suicide bomb attack at Kofa community in Dalori on Sunday.

Kofa community is located about 8km away from Maiduguri along Maiduguri/ Konduga road.

DSP Victor Isuku, the spokesperson of the command, in a statement issued on Monday and made available to newsman in Maiduguri said , “at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device(IED),  strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road.

The statement explained that the first suicide bomber detonated her explosive near a mosque, killing seven persons while the second detonated in a house killing five persons.

The statement reads: “Two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.

“A total of seventeen persons including the five suicide bombers died, while eleven persons sustained injuries and were rushed to UMTH.

The state added that EOD team of Nigeria Police Force were mobilized to the scene and normalcy has since been restored.


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