- Three bombers have been killed in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital
- This was revealed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
- Four powerful explosions occurred in the town on Friday, March 30
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of three bombers at Muna area of Maiduguri in an attempt to infiltrate the town in Friday, March 30.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four powerful explosions occurred between 9: 00 and 9: 30 pm, sending terrifying echoes to many parts of the town.
NEMA’s northeast zonal coordinator, Mr Bashir Garga, who confirmed the incident, said that the blast occurred outside the town.
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Garga disclosed that the bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) strapped to their bodies behind the security trench at Muna garage area in the outskirts of Maiduguri.
He said that terrifying echoes by the explosions caused some residents of the area to flee which made them to sustain injuries.
Garga added that the wounded were referred to hospital for treatment in Maiduguri.
“Details on the incident is still sketchy. It occurred behind the trenches and only the suici*e bombers were killed,” he said, adding that normalcy has been restored to the area.
NAN reports that Muna garage is prone to bomb attacks and the military had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew to secure the area. (NAN)
On Thursday, March 15, the Nigeria Police Force issued a red-alert on warning residents of Borno state against an impending attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group using vehicles loaded with explosives.
According to the police, the planned attack may result in heavy casualty if it succeeds since the insurgents are suspected to be targeting strategic locations of the city that are densely populated.
A statement by the police command in Borno state, signed by Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, said the attack could take place in different parts of the city.
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