Maiduguri - At least eight people, including five police officers and three civilians, were killed by suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri, Borno state.
The insurgents purposefully crashed a car bomb into a police patrol vehicle in Borno State capital Maiduguri, according to police spokesman Gideon Jubrin.
The suicide bombers lost their lives during the incident, while a number of other civilians were injured, said Jubrin.
Borno is one of three northern states that the federal government placed under a state of emergency in May to curb violent attacks by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sinful," has been active in the Muslim-dominated north of the West African country, carrying out attacks against government institutions and civilians.
Since 2009, more than 6 000 people have been killed in the violence.
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