The National Emergency Management Authority, NEMA, has said that five persons were killed and eleven others injured in three separate suicide attacks in Maiduguri on Wednesday.
Spokesman of the North East zonal office of NEMA, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement, saying that the attacks took place at three different spots at the Muna area of the troubled town.
“Three suicide bomb attacks at three different locations in Muna namely Muna Usmanti, Muna garage and Muna Ethiopia respectively,” the agency stated.
“The incidence occurred around 4:11 am which led to five deaths.
“Among the dead persons include four suicide bombers and a Civilian JTF member.
The agency said further that the injured persons had been taken to the General Hospital, Maiduguri, for proper medication while the dead bodies were deposited at the mortuary.
The rate of suicide bombings in Maiduguri in recent months is becoming worrying, despite the claims by the Nigerian military that the Boko Haram terrorist group has been all but totally decimated.
Less than 24 hours ago, the Borno State Police command said security men killed three female suspected suicide bombers who tried to attack the city.
On Sunday, two senior military officers narrowly escaped death when their convoy came across four clustered Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs buried along the Banki-Pulka Road in Maiduguri.
But the bomb disposal team of the army was able to quickly
detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them.