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Suicide bombers in fresh strikes near Maiduguri

Suicide bombers in fresh strikes near Maiduguri

Maiduguri, Borno State capital witnessed multiple blasts triggered by suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers Tuesday morning with four people confirmed dead and six others, according to eyewitnesses.

The bombs, which began to go off at about 8.20am Tuesday morning, was heard intermittently across the city until about 9.51am. Witnesses say four female suicide bombers who were trying to invade Maiduguri through a suburb called Mairi-Kwait, located behind the University of Maiduguri, UNIMAD, may have been responsible for the blasts.

Despite the blasts, civilian-JTF personnel revealed that the mission of the suicide bombers was foiled outside the fortifications set up around the UNIMAD campus to stop the frequent Boko Haram attacks on the institution early this year.

The eyewitnesses say the four suicide bombers, one blew herself up in the bush not far away from the fortification, while three others came closer before detonating themselves.The six casualties injured by the blasts were farmers who were harvesting their crops were injured by the multiple blasts.“We have just returned from the scene of the blast which was near Mairi-Kwait,” said Mr. Bello.

“They were four female suicide bombers, and all of them got themselves killed in the blasts. One died in the bush, and three others died near the parapet after they detonated on a farmland where six farmers who were harvesting their crops got injured.”

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