Maiduguri - The Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, has confirmed to newsmen in Maiduguri that six people have been declared dead following some suicide bombings in the town on Friday, Punch reports.
He said, “side from the explosion near a mobile Police location in Jiddari, we had two other suicide bombings along Maiduguri-Gamboru road.
“In the first case, a suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives after he was stopped at the entrance of the Muna Garage, killing himself instantly,” Chukwu said.
He said that another suspected male suicide bomber detonated his explosives on the same road a few meters away, killing himself and two local vigilantes called Civilian JTF.
News24 previously reported that three suicide bombers, two females and a male, on Friday struck in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Two of the bombers, however, killed themselves at a police checkpoint near the Federal High Court Complex in Maiduguri, after police officers on guard tried to stop them from advancing towards their post.
A third suicide bomber was arrested.
- News 24