Sunday, April 18, 2021

4 killed in Borno suicide attack


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri

At least four people lost their lives, while eight others sustained injuries when suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests at Umarari village of Borno State.

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A statement by the police spokesman in the state, Victor Isuku, said a vigilante operative, a woman and her two children died in the attack.

“At about 21:00hrs of 18/3/2917, three suicide bombers, a male and two female, attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri town through Umarari village in Molai general area.

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“They were sighted by Civilian JTF and challenged. They detonated the IEDs strapped to their bodies while  running to different directions.

“Four people which include a Civilian JTF, a woman and her two children died, while eight others sustained injuries, and have been taken to hospital,” Mr Isuku, a deputy superintendent of police, said.

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