Abuja - A police officer has been killed and
another severely injured during a suicide attack on the Borno State Government
Secretariat in Maiduguri.
The bomber died on the spot.
Confirming the report, Army spokesman, Col. Sani Kukasheka
Usman, said combined team of policemen
maintaining security duties at the entrance of the Secretariat intercepted and
prevented the male suicide bomber from entering the facility.
He said the suicide bomber, named as Musa Usman, and in the
process detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on his body.
Usman said 18 people
have sustained various degrees of injuries and have since been evacuated to
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Troops have cordoned off the area and evacuated all workers
from the Secretariat and reinforced security.
In addition, the Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) and K9
teams have been mobilized to the Secretariat for screening.
Usman said the incident had reinforced the need for more
security consciousness and awareness.
“It therefore behoves on all and sundry to ensure that they
are detected and prevented from carrying out their dastardly acts.”
Earlier on Thursday, two people were killed and scores injured
after an explosion rocked the Musa Usman Secretariat main also in Maiduguri.
- CAJ News