(UPDATE): Death Toll From Friday Morning Blast Rises To 26

(UPDATE): Death Toll From Friday Morning Blast Rises To 26

Fresh reports from Sahara Reporters have it that the death toll of Friday morning's deadly bomb blast in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, has risen to 26.

According to Vanguard, the attack was carried out by three female suicide bombers, who detonated their bombs in the community this morning.

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(UPDATE): Death Toll From Friday Morning Blast Rises To 26
Borno state hit by suicide bombers again


The bombers reportedly attacked the Umarari Bayan Waya area of Mulai Village in Maiduguri with Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), injuring 17 others injured.

According to Channels Television, the bombers carried out the attack when some Muslims were getting set for the morning prayer, and also lost their lives in the process.

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And as an update to the initial report that seven people lost their lives from the attack, fresh reports say about 22 bodies have been counted from the bombings that occurred this morning.

According to Premium Times, one of the Red Cross officials at the scene of the attacks said: "22 persons including the suicide bombers died in the attack."

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Military or Police is still expected to issue an official statement on the recent attack on the civilians in the troubled region.

This attack is coming just about 24hours after a similar attack was carried out on mosques in Mulai, a suburb of Maiduguri, where over 26 people were confirmed dead as two deadly explosions sent residents of the area scampering for safety.

These recent attacks have made little, assurances by the presidency and the Nigerian troops, that they will end insurgency in the country before the end of the year.

Source: Legit.ng

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