Breaking: Twin explosions rock Maiduguri again

Breaking: Twin explosions rock Maiduguri again

A twin explosion has hit parts of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state again.

The explosions were heard early on Tuesday, November 7.

The Sun reports that the first explosion occurred at 8:30 am while the other blast happened just 15 minutes later.

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The report said these explosions are happening about a week after security officers intercepted two bombers with explosives strapped on their bodies while they made for their targets.

The police in the state confirmed the incident but said four female bombers were killed while trying to sneak into Maiduguri metropolis.

Speaking about it, Victor Isuku, the spokesperson of the police in the state, said that the incident occurred at about 8:30am in Tomsu Ngamdu community on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Isuku confirmed that one of the bombers detonated her explosive near a military checkpoint, while the other one detonated hers at a Civilian Joint Task Force checkpoint, killing themselves and injuring six farmers nearby.

According to him, the two other bombers were shot dead by security operatives before they detonated the bomb concealed in their body.

“Police EOD teams have been deployed in the scene to sanitise the area,” he said.

Premuim Times also reports a top official of the Civilian-JTF, Danbatta Bello, as confirming the incident saying the bombers attempted to invade through Mairi-Kwait, located behind the University of Maiduguri.

Bello reportedly said one of the bombers blew herself up in the bush, while the three others came closer before detonating themselves.

“We have just returned from the scene of the blast which was near Mairi-Kwait.

“They were four female suic*de bombers, and all of them got themselves killed in the blasts.

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“One died in the bush, and three others died near the parapet after they detonated on a farmland where six farmers who were harvesting their crops got injured,” Bello said.

Though the Boko Haram insurgents are yet to claim responsibility for these recent blasts, earlier reported that there was panic recently in Tsilda village, in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state after two bombers detonated explosive devices killing an elderly woman and her son. also reported that the federal government released the funds for the payment of operational allowances of thousands of Nigerian soldiers fighting in several military operations in the country.

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