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Police confirms 17 dead, others injured in Borno five female suicide attacks


Police confirms 17 dead, others injured in Borno five female suicide attacks

The Borno state Police Command had confirmed 17 people including five female suicide bombers dead with several others injured in a multiple attacks which took place in Kofa Community of Maiduguri metropolis.

Kofa is an outskirt and about 5 kilometres drive from University of Maiduguri which had witnessed series of attacks recently..

In a press statement, Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuki on Monday said “yesterday Sunday 18/6/2017, at about 2030hrs, five female suicide bombers detonated IED strapped to their bodies in Kofa community, which is about 8km from maiduguri town and situated along Maiduguri- Konduga road. The first suicide bomber, detonated near a mosque, killing seven persons.

“The second detonated in a house killing five persons. While two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only.

“A total of seventeen persons including the five suicide bombers died, while eleven persons sustained injuries and were rushed to UMTH. EOD team were mobilized to the scene and normalcy has since been restored”. Isuku stated. End

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