Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has clarified the casualty figures of the suicide bomb explosion at the Gamboru market in Maiduguri, Borno State on Friday morning.
There was some lack of clarity on the toll, with some reports suggesting five were killed while others feared a significantly higher number of people might have been killed.
However, The Northeast zonal coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar, confirmed that six persons were killed following the attack by the alleged Boko Haram sect member.
He however could not be specific on the exact time the incident occurred.
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“I cannot give you the exact time of the blast but our men were called to offer assistance at 7am (local time). We found six people were killed. Two of the corpses were mangled and burnt beyond recognition,” Kanar said.
He added that the suicide was carried out from a tricycle.
“The impact of the blast affected three other vehicles which happened to be driven past the tricycle at the time the bomb detonated,” said Kanar.
Kanar also revealed that 11 persons were injured in the incident.
“Four have been taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). The seven others were taken to the State Specialists Hospital to be treated,” he said.
- CAJ News