17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

  • 17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

17 killed in Borno multiple blasts

The bombing was one of a series of attacks in the conflict-hit region on Sunday which killed a total of 24 people, majority civilians.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the attacks took place at about 8:45 pm (1945 GMT) on Sunday close to the Dalori camp at Kofa village, near the Borno state capital Maiduguri.

But, the use of female suicide bombers is a tactic employed by jihadist group Boko Haram.

He said the first attacker detonated her bomb near a mosque, killing seven persons, while the second detonated her own in a house, killing five people.

"While two other suicide bombers detonated within the same vicinity, killing themselves only".

Five female suicide bombers killed at least 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, the birthplace of the militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday. "The 16 does not include the bombers", he added.

Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Information officer, NEMA North East, in an update to DAILY POST said a total of four suicide bombers were involved in the incidents.

At around the same time, two more explosions occurred inside the nearby Dalori 2 camp which is home to some 10,000 people, he said, indicating it was caused by another two female bombers.

Boko Haram has repeatedly targeted the strategic city, particularly its outlying communities, IDP camps and the city's university.

One report, citing local emergency services, indicated that 16 people had been killed in the attack.

On June 7, Boko Haram killed 14 people in bombings and shootings in Maiduguri.