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22 killed in Maiduguri bomb blasts

16 October 2015, 13:07

Maiduguri - No fewer than 22 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after four female suicide bombers attacked Umari village in Maiduguri town, Borno state in the early hours of Friday, reports Premium Times.

Friday’s attack is coming less than 12 hours after two suspected male suicide bombers caused the death of over 30 persons in an attack on a mosque in Maiduguri.

The four women began their journey into Maiduguri through the Maiduguri-Biu road at about 5am with an attempt to launch multiple attacks on the city.

Also read: Three female suicide bombers kill 10 in Borno

They were spotted by soldiers who allegedly shot them down when they defied orders to stop advancing. 

One of the women had to run towards Umarari-Molai village as the soldiers were opening fire on them and she detonated herself.

The explosion from her Improvised Explosives Device (IED) caused the ones being carried by the three others to explode and it unfortunately killed about 18 persons in the village.

One of the Red Cross officials at the scene of the attacks helping to evacuate the corpses said 22 persons including the suicide bombers died in the attack.

Read more at Premium Times

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