12 killed By Suicide Bomber In Maiduguri Market
A suicide bomber has reportedly killed at least 12 persons and injured about 48 others at a Maiduguri market on Wednesday. The incident was confirmed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Daminian Chukwu.
According to him, the male suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the Alai Fadawu crowded market in Muna Garage, killing himself and 10 other persons in the blast. He said, “One other suicide bomber out of panic detonated explosive and blew himself alone into pieces”.
Chukwu also disclosed that the corpses and the wounded persons have been evacuated to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. He, therefore, called on everyone to remain vigilant and report suspicious persons or activities in their communities to security agencies.
“People should be vigilant because Boko Haram insurgents have not surrendered,” Chukwu said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the incident occurred at about 4: 15 pm when the bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) on the outskirts of Maiduguri. The incident is the first suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri since the beginning of the year.
The Muna Garage has also in the past recorded series of suicide bomb attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents. The state government has also reviewed the curfew in the metropolis to 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.