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Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

17 July 2017, 05:34 | Joan Schultz

Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

Multiple Bomb blasts kill at least eight persons in Maiduguri

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital have been advised to be tired of new tactics adopted by members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, following regular interception of Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

A spokesman for a civilian self-defense force in Maiduguri city says the bomber was being chased by local security workers on Monday morning and ran into the middle of worshippers and exploded.

A reliable security source, who pleaded anonymity, told NAN that the first and second explosions occurred at about 9.45 p.m at Mulaikalmari, some six kilometers away from Maiduguri.

Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers were killed at Mammanti area, an outskirt of Maiduguri.

"A female suicide bomber in an attempt to enter a mosque at London Ciki area detonated IED strapped to her body, killing eight people", Chukwu said, adding that 18 others were also injured. "The injured was referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri", he added.

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It was also gathered that there were other attacks in the Borno State capital.

A witness, Grema Bana, said the incident occurred about 4.45pm, at one of the pastoralist hamlets.

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"One of them was killed and the other sustained serious injuries".

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosions, but similar attacks in the past were claimed by Boko Haram militants.

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