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"Confrontation preceded Maiduguri explosion"

01 December 2014, 16:09

Maiduguri - More details have emerged around the deadly bomb attack at the Maiduguri Monday Market earlier in the day.

A soldier, who asked not to be mentioned in print as he was not given official permission to speak to press, said a female tried gaining entrance into the market but local vigilante attached to the market stopped her and requested to search her.

“She refused and was pushed aside by the civilian JTF," said the army man.

"She must have detonated the bomb in the process as it immediately went off tearing her into pieces and cutting off an arm of the civilian JTF. Five other people died in the process and we have evacuated their bodies to the morgue and have also taken over 30 injured persons to the hospital,” he added.

Also read: Several killed as explosions rock Maiduguri

Hospital officials in Maiduguri meanwhile confirmed six corpses had been deposited at Borno Specialists Hospital.

Officials said 36 injured persons were brought in for treatment.

The stop and search of vehicles in the city have increased with traffic jam building up everywhere.

- CAJ News


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