- Two suspected Boko Haram bombers have attacked a neighbourhood of Maiduguri, Borno state
- The civilian Joint Task Force noted that the bombers were left dead in the attack
- The spokesperson of the civilian JTF, Danbatta Bello, said none of the residents lost their lives
The civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) said two suspected Boko Haram bombers on Sunday night, August 5, sneaked into a neighbourhood of Maiduguri, Borno state, to carry out coordinated attacks that eventually claimed only their own lives.
Premium Times reports that the spokesperson of the civilian JTF, Danbatta Bello, said the blasts injured three other innocent residents.
Bello said: “It was a sad incident, but we thank God none of the innocent residents lost their lives except the bombers themselves.
“They were two; a male and a female. But the explosions they caused only injured three persons in the neighbourhood who are currently receiving treatment in hospital.”
It was learnt that the twin blast came from Kalari, a crowded Maiduguri suburb located behind the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
Some witnesses said the bombers were a male and female teenagers who walked to one of the houses near Kalari market and knocked at the gate, pretending to be visitors.
Biliya Kabiru, a resident, said: “When the owner of the house opened the gate, the teenage girl detonated the bomb she was wearing on her body but it only killed her and injured three other persons.
“The male bomber, was probably scared as he also detonated his vest immediately, but at a spot where no one was affected but only himself.”
Kaleri is one of the locations within Maiduguri that was a den for Boko Haram terrorists. Local intelligence officials believe the area still harbours a large number of members of the extremist sect and their passive supporters.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that attacks from two bombers left 31 people dead in Damboa town of Borno state.
The attackers were said to have launched their attacks only few hours after the chief of Army staff, Tukur Buratai, appealed to some internally displaced persons in the state to return to their communities.
The two explosions which were followed by a rockets hit the village on Saturday evening, Agust 4, killing 31 and leaving many others injured.
In a related development, the Army chief called on internally displaced persons in Borno north to return home to restart their lives as their communities are now safe and secure.
Buratai made the call at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the Amphibious Task Force Detachment at Baga, for patrol and clearing the remaining Boko Haram terrorists from the Lake Chad waterways.
He urged the people to leverage on the deployment of Operation Last Hold to return to their communities which have long been liberated by our gallant troops.
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