Two female suicide bombers today detonated explosives at the popular Monday market in Maiduguri killing over 30 persons. Eyewitnesses said the two teenage girls simply walked into the One-way area of Maiduguri’s main market at about 11:20am and one of them blew herself up killing about three women.
“I am right here at the scene and I have before me 11 corpses that have not been evaluated; many have been taken away by relatives, while others are taken to the state specialists’ hospital. We have many people that are seriously injured after the two blasts”, said Kalli.
“from what one of the survivors told me while being helped to get to the hospital, the bombers were two girls dressed in full hijab. One of them blew up herself and about three persons all women were killed, and minutes after that when people came round to see what happened, another bomb went off after a girl screamed and many people, over 30 of them got killed. We cannot say the exact figure for now because even before our arrival here some of the corpses had been taken away, while some including that of the bombers were mangled beyond recognition,” he said.
Security operatives, comprising soldiers and police officers are said to have cordoned off the area while rescue