GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Breaking: Teenage female suicide bombers on killing spree at Maiduguri Market

By News Express on 25/11/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,917


Two female suicide bombers today caused massive explosion at a crowded commercial centre of Maiduguri, killing scores and injuring several others, witnesses and security sources said.

The two teenage girls, according to first witnesses, 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.

When unsuspecting sympathisers gathered to watch the scene, the second girl who was also heavily wired with explosives screamed and then the device hidden under her garment blew up killing about 30 persons.

Abba Aji Kalli, the Borno State Coordinator of Civilian-JTF, told LEADERSHIP reporter on phone: “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 specialist hospital.

“We have many people that are seriously injured after the two blasts.”

The Civilian-JTF chieftain explained that “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.”

Security operatives, comprising soldiers and police officers have cordoned off the area while rescue workers continue to help victims to get to hospitals.

Today’s blast is the first to be recorded in Maiduguri since the last one that killed 56 people in the same market area on July 2, 2014, when a car ladened with explosives blew up amidst traders coming out for their daily businesses.

The police authority is yet to issue any statement on the blasts, even as the mobile phone line of the police spokesman, Gideon Jubrin, remains switched off.

•Adapted from LEADERSHIP Online.

Source News Express

Posted 25/11/2014 5:20:59 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Nigeria sells N95b bonds

Tony Elumelu Foundation convenes Africa’s largest gathering of...

Eaglets crush Brazil, zoom into Chile 2015 U-17...

Kolade co-opts Buhari into war against cancer; President...

Hosts Brazil romp into World Cup quarter-final

BREAKING NEWS: Irate youths attack Emir of Zaria...

NLC asks Cross River Governor to account for...

The truth about money and how to attract...

Nigeria Breweries, Access Bank, Etisalat, NSE, Seven Energy...

Orji Kalu, The Sun slam N2 billion libel...

We’re determined to be one of the best...

Shell JV awards full scholarships to new batch...

 

Latest News Saraki: Limit and burden of arrogance, By Abdulrazaq Magaji As APC ‘brings’ order from chaos Buhari resumes work; meets Osinbajo, service chiefs Buhari’s return has nothing to do with protests — Garba Shehu APC welcomes back Buhari, vows to fulfill electoral promises Chidoka sweeps to victory as Anambra UPP guber primary claims life Stoke sinks Arsenal in EPL duel, Man United hit four again Rain of tears, eulogies as Ex-Governor Suntai is laid to rest FRSC names GOCOP as partners for 7th Annual Lecture South African minister who assaulted woman resigns News Express delegation visits Aso Rock Villa, briefs Presidential Spokesman on activities to mark 5th Anniversary BREAKING NEWS: Buhari lands in Abuja, performs first official duty

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (271,980 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (253,892 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (206,294 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (174,330 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (172,987 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (154,605 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (133,835 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (125,043 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (117,896 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (109,351 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (108,648 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (101,215 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,661) Business Verdict (19) Columnists (728) Complaints & Requests (92) Enterprise & Opportunities (172) Entertainment (351) Features (476) Global Business Monitor (170) International (1,494) Interviews (128) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (67) News (27,576) Opinion (781) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,857) Religion (595) Sports (1,306) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

Senator Adeleke on the dancing steps in London

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!