Twin explosions shake Maiduguri

Posted by News Express | 9 January 2017 | 1,723 times

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•Scene of a bomb explosion.

Two explosions have gone off in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The explosions occurred around Muna garage area on Sunday evening.

A report by Channels TV quoted a source in the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) as confirming the incident.

It quoted the SEMA official as saying that the first explosion was carried out by a suicide bomber who blew himself up while the second was detonated by the Police Anti-Bomb Squad after the second suicide bomber, who also died, failed to detonate his.

“Earlier in the day, the Police command in Borno State confirmed a blast in the same area,” the report said.

It quoted the command’s spokesperson, Mr Victor Isuku Saud, as disclosing that preliminary information suggested that an explosion occurred at Garki Muna, which is on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

Source: News Express

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