5 killed, 45 injured in Maiduguri bomb blast - SEMA confirms

5 killed, 45 injured in Maiduguri bomb blast - SEMA confirms

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Sunday, April 7, said five people were killed and 30 others injured in a self-killing bomb attack in the outskirts of Maiduguri.

Kachalla Usman, the Head of Emergency Response Operations of SEMA, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

Usman said that two female self killing bombers detonated Improvised Explosives Device (IEDs) vests strapped to their bodies in a crowded place at Muna-Dalti area of Maiduguri on Saturday night.

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He said that three persons and two self-killing bombers were killed, while 45 others sustained injuries in the blast.

Usman added that two of the deceased died while on admission in the hospital. According to him, the injured persons have been taken to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri for treatment.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Air Force said the Air Task Force for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja. He said the ATF also neutralised dozens of the bandits at Ajia and Wonaka in Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara.

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Daramola said the operation was executed sequel to Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that the bandits were using a compound within Ajia as a logistics store to support their operations.

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