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Five Female Suicide Bombers Attack Borno Community, 17 Killed Confirmed Dead

Spokesman of Borno Police Command, Victor Isuku, explained in a statement that the suspected bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, 8km from Maiduguri.

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Police have confirmed the death of 17 people after five suspected female suicide bombers attacked a community in Borno on Sunday.

Spokesman of Borno Police Command, Victor Isuku, explained in a statement that the suspected bombers detonated explosives strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, 8km from Maiduguri.

Isuku explained that the first bomber detonated near a mosque, killing seven persons, while the second detonated hers in a house, killing five persons. He said the others detonated theirs within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.

”A total of 17 persons, including the five suicide bombers died, while 11 persons sustained injuries and were rushed to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

”Police anti explosive team were mobilized to the scene and normalcy has since been restored,” he said.

However, spokesperson of the North East Zonal office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said in a statement in Maiduguri that 16 people were killed.

He said two female suicide bombers were intercepted at about 8.45 pm when they tried to gain access into Dalori 2 IDP camp.

”Two other female suicide bombers also detonated their explosives at the adjoining Dalori kofa village at about 8.10 pm, where they killed 16 people.”

”A total of four suicide bombers were involved in the incident. Injured victims have been administered with first aid and transported to hospitals within Maiduguri for treatment,” Ibrahim explained.



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